Detailed pre-project studies
Extension of the fuel building (BK) at the site of Bugey
Check of the feasibility of the proposed design for the BK building extension, with seismic justification of the building and its extension at higher levels of earthquake than those chosen for the initial design.
Project management (preliminary outline, project design, tender documents)
Design of a room with a blowhole panel
Reinforced concrete structure with 29mx 12m dimensions at ground level, and 11m of height, made of a large blast-proof door on one side and a blowhole panel on the other side.
Design of precast panels for individual housing
Ductal/Termédia precast panels (LAFARGE)
Design studies for panels intended to individual housing construction. These panels are made of a shell of Ductal concrete mechanically connected to a Thermedia understructre. The study mainly focused on the design and the optimisation of the process taking into account the structural characteristics of the external Ductal shell as a bracing element under seismic and wind loads.
Categories : Design
Base isolation design of a standard EPR
Adjusting the design to site conditions in Italy (EDF)
Design of the base isolation and base slab system - Modal spectral, static non linear (push over), and non linear time history dynamic analysis (HDRB bearings)
Design studies of vibration and slow strain sensitive structures
Golden Slab of the ESRF synchrotron - EX2 project (particle accelerator)
Design studies of test slabs. Preliminary assessment of the technical solutions for the foundations, monitoring of the structure behaviour during construction, and validation by in situ measures. Stability of the slab to thermal variations, concrete shrinkage, dynamic loads applied on the slabs. Organisation of data collection programs, and validation of numeric modelling.
Structural studies under blast
Experimental facility, international collaboration
Study of a structure under severe blast loadings, design of the reinforced concrete walls and slabs according to UFC 3-340-02, structural check by finite element modelling and dynamic analysis.