Organisations responsible for implementation of
• Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (A.U.Th )
Laboratory of Strength of Materials and Structures
• KENTAVROS S.A.
• DIGITAL ARTS Ltd.
The scope of this project is the investigation of the
behavior of elastomeric bearings during their design and
their pilot production that they can be implemented in
earthquake resistant design and construction of bridges.
The applicability of the present project arises from the
fact that a considerable number of bridges were designed
and constructed in the past in accordance to older
provisions of the earthquake resistant code of Greece
which required that those bridges had to resist to lower
levels of seismic forces in comparison to the current
codes’ provisions (EAK2000).
• Pilot production at the Region of Central Macedonia of
this type of bearings. With the successful outcome of
the present proposal these bearings could be applied
more widely, in the whole of Greece as well as in the
South-Eastern Mediterranean area ; moreover, they could
be certified followed by the appropriate technical
support. Currently, all these products are imported from
other developed courtiers.
• Development of the methodology for the experimental
and the analytical/numerical investigation /
certification of the mechanical properties and upgrade
of the pilot production; after the successful conclusion
of this project the findings will be implemented into
the regular production. This ability will be developed
in the Region of Central Macedonia.
• Investigation for the development of the in situ
detection for the time-dependant variability of the
• Growth of links between the partners and promotion of
other possibilities that will result through this
• Utilization of scientific and technical expertise for
producing and exporting such products together with
certification and technical support.
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