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Exchange – Risk: Experimental & Computational Hybrid Assessment of Natural Gas Pipelines Exposed to Seismic Risk

EXCHANGE-Risk is a H2020 research and mobility project lead by the University of Bristol with the aim to:
  • Promote transfer of know how between the academic and industrial sector in EuropeUnited States and Canada on Seismic risk of natural gas pipelines
  • Innovative methods for pre- and post-earthquake pipeline inspection, system monitoring and network resilience
  • Intercontinentalmultiple-supporthybrid experimentation utilizing experimental and computational facilities among the project partners




  • Principal Investigator

    Anastasios Sextos, Professor of Earthquake Engineering

  • Co-Investigators

    • Dr.-Ing. Volkmar Zabel, Senior researcher and lecturer, Institute of Structural Mechanics
    • Dr.-Ing.habil. Carsten Könke, Professor for Structural Analysis and Component Strength, Head of the Material Research and Testing Institution at the Bauhaus-University Weimar
    • Stathis Bousias, Professor of Earthquake Engineering
    • Iunio Iervolino, Professor of Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics
    • Prof. Dr. Frank Wuttke, Head of Geomechanics and Geotechnics
    • Dr. Luigi Di Sarno, Assistant Professor in Structural Engineering
    • George D. Manolis, Professor of Statics and Dynamics, and Director of the Strength of Materials Laboratory.
    • Prof. Amir M. Kaynia, Technical Lead Vibration and Earthquake Eng.
    • Prof. Hans P. Jostad, Technical Lead Numerical Modelling
    • Dr. Robert Borsutzky, Head of the department Earthquake Engineering, Structural Dynamics and Special Projects of HOCHTIEF Engineering Consult IKS Energy.
    • Dr. Helmut Wenzel., Professor and Chair for Structural Health Monitoring in Vienna
    • Dr. Elisabetta Pistone
    • Dr. Helga Allmer
    • Santiago and Robertina Calatrava Family Professor George Deodatis
    • Dr. Symeon Gerasimidis, Assistant Professor @ Amherst University
    • Oh-Sung Kwon, Associate Professor of Earthquake Engineering
  • Consortium

    University of Bristol, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, University of Patras, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, University of Kiel, University of Sannio, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI), HOCHTIEF Engineering Consult IKS Energy, VCE Vienna Consulting Engineers ZT GmbH, Columbia University in the City of New York, University of Toronto

  • Supporters

  • Time Span

    March 31, 2020
    January 1, 2016
  • Budget