EUCENTRE (European Center for Training and Research in Earthquake Engineering) uses Siemens’ PLM software for modeling and analysis to define the seismic behavior of single structures, and to validate simplified models for evaluation of large scale seismic risk. Through EUCENTRE’s use of the software, scientific progress is possible in the fields of seismic engineering and seismology, which in turn provides a concrete basis for the development of emergency plans and the improvement of intervention strategies and policies.
“EUCENTRE has a fundamental role in coordinating project C.A.S.E. (Complessi Antisismici Sostenibili Ecocompatibili), for the construction of 180 seismically isolated buildings, using more than 7,000 isolation bearings, after the earthquake at L’Aquila,” said Barbara Borzi, Head of the Seismic Risk Section at Eucentre. Experimentation and numerical analysis are carried out at the research center in order to both investigate and implement methodologies and innovative techniques for seismic assessment, and improve seismic design criteria. EUCENTRE has an advanced laboratory, Laboratory which features experimental facilities such as a high performance shaking table for dynamic tests and the strong floor-reaction wall system (12 m high walls) for pseudo-static and pseudo-dynamic tests on test specimens or full scale structures.
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