Fully DISSIPative and easily repairABLE devices for resilient buildings with composite steel-concrete structure.

The overall objective of DISSIPABLE proposal is to promote the design buildings equipped with low-cost dissipative and easily replaceable devices, improving the economy and feasibility of their post-disaster resiliency. Thanks to these innovative devices, the long-term use of the main structural elements, not requiring replacement and/or demolition after strong earthquake events, will improve sustainability of the building construction.
Starting from previous positively concluded research projects (such as MATCH, INERD, INNOSEIS), the DISSIPABLE project aims to optimize the use of different types of steel Dissipative Replaceable Devices (DRDs) using Computer-Aided Engineering simulations and experimental tests.

Mechanical configuration for DRD-1
Cyclic behaviour of DRD-1
3D Numerical Model of device
Plastic strain propagation occurred during cyclic loads

Principal investigator

Gruppo di ricerca
Walter Salvatore, Ivan Panzera, Silvia Caprili


Rheinisch-Westfaelische Techniche Hochshule Aachen, RWTH (Germany) link: https://www.rwth-aachen.de/
Politecnico di Milano, POLIMI (Italy) link: https://www.polimi.it/
Istituto Superior Tecnico, IST (Purtugal) link: https://tecnico.ulisboa.pt/en/
National Technical University of Athens, NTUA (Greece) link: https://www.ntua.gr/en/
D: Sofras – Masina Team Anonimi Etareia Metallikon & Mikarnoyrgikon Ergasion (Greece) http://www.sofman.gr/
Università degli Studi di Trento, UNITN (Italy) link: https://www.unitn.it/en
Rina Consulting – Centro Sviluppo Materiali S.p.A., CSM (Italy) link: https://www.tecnopolo.it/centro-sviluppo-materiali/

Panzera, I., Caprili, S., Salvatore, W., Resilience design of steel structures with the dissipative connections DRD (2019), in: Atti del XVIII Convegno ANIDIS L’ingegneria Sismica in Italia, Ascoli Piceno, 15-19 settembre 2019