The facilities of the Structural Engineering Department of
NTUA that will host the seconded personnel, comprise a 6 DOF earthquake simulator, two smaller one DOF shaking tables, reaction walls for testing RC and steel structures and
all available software codes for addressing the most demanding computer simulation of any type of structures under severe seismic actions.
The personnel of the coordinator organization (26 faculty members) have contributed an extensive list of publications in the international literature with high scientific impact and a large number of doctorate students (more than 40) are currently conducting their PhD in the research field of the project.
The Department’s infrastructure with PC Labs and office spaces is adequate to accommodate staff from the Third Countries of the Network.
The National Technical University of Athens (NTUA, “Ethnikon Metsovion Polytechnion”) is the oldest and most prestigious Engineering School in Greece. It accepts the best students in the country according to the rankings of the yearly stringent national admittance examination. The School of Civil Engineering of NTUA offers a five-year M.Sc. degree in Civil Engineering as well as Post-graduate courses on Structural and Hydraulic engineering.
The Institute of Structural Analysis and Antiseismic Research (ISAAR), is one of the oldest and most active laboratories of NTUA. The ISAAR belongs to the Structural Engineering Department of the School of Civil Engineering where 25 professors of different levels are affiliated. In terms of human capital ISAAR is composed of 9 faculty members and a group of highly selected pre-doctoral students and post-doctoral researchers. The ISAAR has carried out extensive research activity in the scientific areas that are related to static-dynamic analysis and design of structures.
The faculty members have the capacity to undertake scientific work at the forefront of modern research in the following areas: Numerical simulation for the static and dynamic analysis of large-scale and non-conventional structures, verification and validation of commercial software and development of scientific computer codes for the analysis and design of structures.
The research group of Professor N.D. Lagaros established over 10 years ago constitutes a centre of excellence in NTUA with 1 faculty member, 2 post-doctoral researchers, 2 PhD students and a number of postgraduate and undergraduate students. The field of interest of the Group is the development and applications of algorithms and software for the solution and design of large-scale structural systems in high performance computing environments.
Currently working in the following scientific fields in the framework of competitive research projects or in the context of their doctoral studies: