EU-INDIA Cultural Heritage Buildings
AcronymImproving the Seismic Resistance of Cultural Heritage Buildings
PartnersUniversity of Minho, UPC, University of Padova, Central Building Research Institute (India)
Project LeaderUniversity of Minho
ContractorEuropean Commission
PlanExternal Actions
Initial date20/01/2004
Final date20/01/2007
Fundings44.859,00 € (to UPC)
Professor in chargePere Roca (local coordinator)
SummaryThe main objective of the project is the development of a social and economic argument, at Indian-European level, to support an earthquake protection innovative program for cultural heritage masonry buildings at risk. This will consider cultural heritage buildings / monuments in an earthquake prone area in India, identify seismic input scenarios and specific vulnerability features, produce a risk analysis with respect to different return periods, and study advanced upgrading and strengthening techniques. The Plan of Action is based on a multidisciplinary approach, entailing aspects of risk analysis, in situ survey and monitoring, numerical analyses and the design/application of innovative strengthening strategies. The objective is to devise strengthening strategies that, based on thorough knowledge of the traditional craft and material, can use modern materials and techniques to prevent vibration borne damage to the structures and to the decorative apparatus.