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Network of excellence in marine structures
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More:  Institutes 
Acronym: MARSTRUCT
Period: February 2004 till January 2009
Status: Completed

Institutes (2)  Top 
  • Instituto Superior Tecnico (IST), more, co-ordinator
  • Université de Liège; Faculté des Sciences Appliquées; Département d'Architecture, Géologie, Environnement & Constructions; Architecture Navale, Génie Maritime, Navigation Intérieure et Maritime, Analyse des Systèmes de Transport (ANAST), more, partner

Abstract:
The overall objective is to improve the safety, effectiveness, reliability, environmental behaviour and comfort of ship structures through the application of advanced structural and reliability assessment within design, fabrication and operation, leading to increased public and commercial confidence in the competitiveness and use of waterborne transportation.

This objective will be achieved by strengthening the European competitiveness by the integration of the various European groups for structural analysis of ships with improved safety environmental behaviour and comfort.

The activities of the Network cover the different areas related with advanced structural analysis such as:

Specification of the loading appropriate for the various modes of structural response and strength.

Methods and tools for the analysis both numerically and experimentally of the structural strength and performance.

Influence of fabrication methods, new, and advanced materials on the structural strength and performance of ships.

Tools for design and optimisation of ship structures.

Tools and methods of structural reliability, safety and environmental protection of ships.

The School of Marine Science and Technology is the work package leader of the load and load effects work package and is also involved in all aspects of the project.

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