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|Title:||Proceedings of the 2nd EFAST Workshop & 4AESE International Conference|
|Authors:||MOLINA RUIZ Francisco Javier; NEGRO Paolo; BOURNAS DIONYSIOS; MARAZZI Francesco|
|Publisher:||Publications Office of the European Union|
|ISSN:||1831-9424 (online), 1018-5593 (print)|
|Other Identifiers:||EUR 24940 EN|
|Abstract:||A joined event namely the 2nd EFAST Workshop and 4th International Conference on Advances in Experimental Structural Engineering (4AESE), organized by the Joint Research Centre (JRC), took place in Ispra, Italy, 29-30 June, 2011. The overall objective of the conference was to continue the efforts of the International Association for Experimental Structural Engineering (IAESE) to promote international collaboration and dissemination of research findings within IAESE's core research area. The event covered all aspects of experimental structural engineering, ranging from novel testing and measuring techniques, to computer-controlled experiments, and results of interesting experiments. 1AESE (July 2005 in Nagoya, Japan), 2AESE (December 2007 in Shanghai, China) and 3AESE (October 2009 in San Francisco, California, USA) took on to promote international collaborations and to facilitate exchange of state-of-the-art and state-of-the-practice research findings related to structural experiments. In a similar fashion, the 4AESE Conference continued this trend in providing a unique environment for international researchers to interact and share their experience, vision, current testing ideas and results among each others. To further this interaction the conference was held concurrently with another unique event, the 2nd EFAST workshop. EFAST (Design Study of a European Facility for Advanced Seismic Testing) is a joint project financed by the European Commission that consists in a study of all the aspects regarding the design of a major testing facility in Europe that would complement and collaborate with the existing ones. This study aims at identifying the current and future needs in the field, and proposes the concept of a facility using the best available testing technologies. For further information: http://efast.eknowrisk.eu/EFAST/. The new infrastructure could consist of a European class new single-site facility integrated with selected existing ones and, possibly, upgraded to meet new network requirements. During the 2nd EFAST Workshop the project partners presented the preliminary design of the proposed new seismic testing facility as the result of the work conducted during the whole project. Some 30 experts from all over the world contributed with their experience and discussed the most important features of the proposed solution, also taking into account the conclusions coming from the 1st EFAST workshop held in 2009 at the beginning of the project. One of the objectives of the workshop was to allow representatives of the scientific and technical community (Universities, Research Centres, Industry) to be aware of the projects findings and to express their interest for such an advanced seismic testing European facility.|
|JRC Directorate:||Space, Security and Migration|
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