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PARTNER SEARCH FORM 1. Project Proposal Information Project Proposal Title Innovative, durable and sustainable bridges

PARTNER SEARCH FORM

1. Project Proposal Information

PARTNER SEARCH FORM 1. Project Proposal Information Project Proposal Title Innovative, durable and sustainable bridges

Project Proposal Title

Innovative, durable and sustainable bridges made of FRP composites

Project Proposal Acronym

Com-Bridge

Challenge(s) of

A.

Advanced predictive infrastructure performance processes

Interest In

 

Infravation Call

B.

Enhanced durability and life-time extension

E.

Ensuring infrastructure performance under all weather conditions

F.

Eco-design

Keywords

FRP composite, bridge, sustainability, eco-design, life-cycle performance

Abstract

FRP composites offer the designer a combination of properties not available in traditional construction materials (concrete, steel and wood) and are being commonly applied in industries like aerospace, automotive and naval. Nowadays we have also huge development of FRP composites in civil engineering, particularly in bridge construction, thanks to their advantageous material properties. FRP composites are commonly used for strengthening of existing structures made of concrete, steel and timber.

Recently FRP composites have been used more and more in construction of new structural bridge components. However, potential capacity of FRP materials has not yet been exploited widely because of lack of specific codes for design. This implies reluctance of the clients as a public administrations to accept this material and lack of confidence of structural designers in the use of FRP’s as they are not guaranteed by a legal codes. There is a need for more practical applications and real examples of FRP structural members being used for bridge construction so the material itself is well accepted by the industry and clients.

(Max. 2000 words)

The main goal of the project will be to develop and demonstrate FRP composite members for bridges (girder, decks), including their concept design, material research, manufacturing technique selection, structural testing, and maintenance strategy and life-cycle performance study. The proposal for “FRP Eurocode” as the basic design standard should be also elaborated. The objective of the

standard should be also elaborated. The objective of the ETNA Plus and Infravation are funded by

ETNA Plus and Infravation are funded by the 7th Framework Programme of the European Union.

The objective of the ETNA Plus and Infravation are funded by the 7th Framework Programme of
  project will be the development and research on a new FRP bridge girder and
  project will be the development and research on a new FRP bridge girder and
 

project will be the development and research on a new FRP bridge girder and deck fabricated by the best chosen manufacturing technique. The prototype girder and deck will be tested to evaluate its carrying capacity, modes of failure, basic dynamic parameters as well as overall behaviour under ultimate static load. The testing will be followed by sustainability assessment (LCA/LCCA).

Project Description

1. FRP materials selection

(Main Work Packages)

2. Manufacturing method selection for bridge members

3. Structural testing of bridge components

4. Durability and long-term performance

5. Maintenance and inspection

6. Design standards for FRP bridge members

7. Sustainability of FRP bridges (LCA/LCCA)

Current Consortium

1. Promost Consulting T.Siwowski Sp.J., Poland, SME, private

(Partners, Organisation Types)

2. Rzeszow University of Technology, Poland, research & education

Deadline for

To be agreed

Responses

2. Profile of the Partners Sought

Organisation Type

A. FRP members manufacturer (VARTM, pultrusion)

B. Bridge contractor familiar with FRP technology

C. Road administration

Required Skills and Expertise

A. Production of FRP girders and decks with VARTM or pultrusion technique

B. As a common bridge contractor, to be able to build a demonstration bridge

C. Open for new, advanced and innovative solutions to be implemented in its road network

Role in the project

Leader or partner

3. Project Proposer Information

Name of the Organisation

Promost Consulting T.Siwowski Sp.J.

Organisation Type

Design and Consulting Company, SME, private

Country

Poland

and Consulting Company, SME, private Country Poland ETNA Plus and Infravation are funded by the 7th

ETNA Plus and Infravation are funded by the 7th Framework Programme of the European Union.

private Country Poland ETNA Plus and Infravation are funded by the 7th Framework Programme of the
Fields of Activity Civil Engineering (roads & bridges), Environment Protection, Structural Engineering, Eco-design
Fields of Activity Civil Engineering (roads & bridges), Environment Protection, Structural Engineering, Eco-design

Fields of Activity

Civil Engineering (roads & bridges), Environment Protection, Structural Engineering, Eco-design (LCA/LCCA)

Contact Person

Tomasz Siwowski

Position in the Organisation

CEO

Tel

+48178579155, +48501642742 (mobile)

Email

siwowski@promost.pl

URL

http://www.promost.pl

Previous Project

1. COST Action C25. Sustainability of Constructions Integrated Approach to Life-time Structural Engineering. 2010. 2. FP7-ENV-2010-1. PANTURA Project. Flexible Processes and Improved Technologies for Urban Infrastructure Construction Sites. 2011, (www.pantura-project.eu).

Experience

3.

Proposal Number: SEP-210124211. SANDECKS - Innovative Bridge Concepts with Laser Welded Sandwich Steel Deck. RFCS, submitted.

with Laser Welded Sandwich Steel Deck. RFCS, submitted. ETNA Plus and Infravation are funded by the

ETNA Plus and Infravation are funded by the 7th Framework Programme of the European Union.

Steel Deck. RFCS, submitted. ETNA Plus and Infravation are funded by the 7th Framework Programme of