Project Objectives

1) Understanding the circumstances under which earthquake-induced poundings of adjacent buildings occur and assessment of the effect of various parameters on the structural response, through 3D numerical simulations and parametric analyses.

2) Contribution to the scientific and engineering society at a European, as well as at an international, level, through publications in international scientific journals and presentations in international conferences of the anticipated outcomes of the proposed research work.

3) Promotion of the usage of modern software design and development methods, such as object-oriented programming and design patterns, in engineering research and practice.

4) Contribution to the sustainable development of the country, which will also benefit the local building industries in Cyprus, through the transfer of scientific knowledge and know-how, especially regarding seismic isolation, which has been very recently implemented in Cyprus.






This project with protocol number "ΔΙΔΑΚΤΩΡ/0609/39" is co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund and the Republic of Cyprus through the Research Promotion Foundation