INTAS Project 97-1140
(International Association for the promotion of co-operation with scientists from the New Independent States of the former Soviet Union)
Structural Control Versus Seismic Mitigation
This project is co-ordinated by Prof. F. Casciati

The other participants:
Athens, Greece
Prof. C.A. Syrmakezis,

National Technical University of Athens, Faculty of Civil Engineering,

Institute of Structural Analysis and Aseismic Research,

Zografou Campus, GR-157 73 Athens, Greece

Moscow, Russia
Prof. A.S. Kovaleva,

Russian Academy of Sciences

Mechanical Engineering Research Institute

Moscow, Russia
Prof. A.S. Tushev,

Bauman Moscow State Technical University

Department of Applied Mechanics

St. Petersburg, Russia
Dr. A. Volkov,

Research Institute of Mathematics and Mechanics of the St. Peterburg State University,

Laboratory for Strength of Materials

Yerevan, Armenia
Prof. L. Aghalovyan

Institute of Mechanics of the National Academy of Sciences

Dep. of Theory of Plates and Shells

Yerevan, Armenia
Prof. M. Melkumyan

Earthquake Engineering Center of NSSP-AUA

The objectives of the project 

To implement the calculation of elastomeric seismoisolators based on the three-dimensional theory of elasticity and viscoelasticity. Here the final goal is giving a first draft of recommendations for their practical application in buildings resistant to earthquakes.
To investigate the behaviour of shape memory alloy components and their coupling with elastomeric material: here these alloys should be used then for passive control devices.
To develop mathematical models for the response analysis of primary and secondary structures subjected to random excitations with unknown or complicated probabilistic characteristics.
To extend these analytical and computational techniques to non-linear systems, coupling active control with base isolation in some hybrid control scheme.
To elaborate optimal control techniques and actuators suited for complex structures subjected to seismic loads.

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