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  1. Railways safety

    The JRC, together with the European Railways Agency (ERA), has developed the European Railway Accident Information Links (ERAIL) system, where all railway accident reports and the biannual safety performance indicators of the Member States are recorded, a ...

    30 April 2014

  2. Nuclear accident modelling

    Since the 90s, the JRC has participated in many experimental and analytical activities in the field of Severe Accidents for Nuclear Power Plants (NPPs). Several experimental facilities were operating during many years within JRC premises (FARO, KROTOS, ST ...

    30 April 2014

  3. Accident prevention

    In the last years Europe witnessed a marked increase in the number and severity of both natural and man-made disasters. Single chemical accident releases involving dangerous substances in chemical installations, petrochemical and oil refineries continue t ...

    30 April 2014

  4. Improving safety in construction

    Earthquakes, explosions, impacts and blast threaten the safety of buildings, construction works and infrastructure. Large-scale testing and numerical simulation are complementary tools to study the effects of such events on the built environment and devel ...

    25 March 2015

  5. Preventing industrial accidents

    Chemical installations, petrochemical and oil refineries, and storage facilities are hazardous installations which need to be safe and secure from internal (technical failure, human error, etc.) and external (natural hazards, terrorist attacks, etc.) even ...

    30 October 2014

  6. Technological accidents triggered by natural disasters

    Natural disasters, such as earthquakes, floods, storms, etc., can damage chemical plants or oil and gas pipelines, causing the release of hazardous materials. These accidents are also called Natech accidents. Currently, there is little knowledge on the dy ...

    30 April 2014

  7. Radioactive Contamination of the North-Western Black Sea Sediments.

    Abstract not available GULIN S.B. POLIKARPOV G.G. EGOROV V.N. MARTIN Jean Marie KOROTKOV A.A. STOKOZOV N.A. 2002 Articles in Journals Joint Research Centre Corporate Activities Nuclear safety and security Safety and security nuclear waste accident sea ris ...

    30 April 2014

  8. Energy-Based Hysteresis Model for Flexural Response of Reinforced Concrete Columns

    An energy-based hysteresis model is developed for the moment-rotation (curvature) response of columns with flexural response. The model accounts for deterioration in cyclic energy dissipation capacity as well as strength and stiffness, including pinching. ...

    30 April 2014

  9. Energy Dissipation Capacity of Reinforced Concrete Columns under Cyclic Displacements

    Energy dissipation capacity of reinforced concrete columns is investigated under inelastic cyclic displacements. Experimental data is obtained from twenty column specimens tested under constant amplitude displacement cycles and from three column specimens ...

    30 April 2014

  10. Experimental and numerical simulation activities for the assessment of explosion effects in a train station

    The behaviour of structural materials and components at higher strain-rates, and experimental techniques and facilities for relevant studies have been considered. Numerical simulation tools, suitable for fast dynamic phenomena, have also in parallel been ...

    30 April 2014

  11. An Overview of TACIS and PHARE Nuclear Safety Projects Related to Thermalhydraulics

    Since 1991, the European Commission has been supporting the transition in Eastern countries through the TACIS Programme (for the New Independent States) and PHARE Programme (for the Central Eastern European Countries). One priority for Tacis or Phare fund ...

    30 April 2014

  12. CFD Investigation of Hydrogen Combustion in a Simplified EPR Containment with CFX and Reacflow

    In case of a severe nuclear accident, large amounts of hydrogen could be generated by a metal-steam chemical reaction during the core melt down. The containment integrity can be jeopardised by the over-pressures that are generated by hydrogen explosions w ...

    30 April 2014

  13. Strong and weak forms of a fully non-conforming FSI algorithm in fast transient dynamics for blast loading of structures

    The simulation of blast loading effects on structures undergoing very large defor-mations, possibly up to complete failure and fragmentation, requires robust and specific Flu-id-Structure Interaction (FSI) algorithms. The FLSR algorithm uses fully non-con ...

    30 April 2014

  14. On software interoperability in accident consequence assessment

    The interoperability of different risk analysis software tools is a very important aspect that would strongly and effectively support the work of safety authorities in their reviewing activity of safety reports for Seveso-type installations. This reviewin ...

    30 April 2014

  15. Impact of different minimal path set selection methods on the efficiency of fault tree decomposition

    In recent papers a new method to analyse complex fault trees was proposed. The fault tree is decomposed into a set of mutually exclusive simpler fault trees up to their dimensions are compatible with the available computational resources. Then, the result ...

    30 April 2014

  16. Modal Analysis of Small & Medium Structures by Fast Impact Hammer Testing (FIHT) Method

    In the context of the SERIES project (Task 2.3:?software development for data processing?) concerning the availability of simple tools and techniques for real-time data analysis and interpretation, the present report discusses the use of the Fast Impact H ...

    30 April 2014

  17. The Influence of Anisotropy due to Crystallographic Texture on Residual Stresses in Welds

    Welding as a fabrication technique is commonly used to join components in many industries, among which the aircraft and automotive industries, ship building, and construction industry. After the welding process the joined component is inevitably internall ...

    30 April 2014

  18. Experimental and numerical investigations about laminated glass loaded by air blast waves

    The simulation of laminated glass loaded by air blast waves is complex. The behaviour of Polyvinylbutyral (PVB) under short term loading shows an elastic-hardening behaviour. The Young?s modulus and the hardening factor depend on the strain rate. Several ...

    30 April 2014

  19. Implementation, harmonization and further development of the Eurocodes? A case study on Eurocode 2

    The Eurocodes are a set of common technical rules for the design of structures and other civil engineering works and products, covering all major construction materials in almost all fields of civil engineering. The implementation of the Eurocodes in Memb ...

    30 April 2014

  20. Experimental investigation of high strain-rate behaviour of glass

    The purpose of this work is to assess the dynamic mechanical behaviour of a commercial glass similar to that of the laminated glass structures used for protection and security applications in buildings. In particular, the study has been focussed on the in ...

    30 April 2014

  21. Experimental and numerical investigations of laminated glass subjected to blast loading

    Laminated glass is widely used on the outside surface of modern buildings and it can protect the interior of a structure from the effects of an air blast. In this study several numerical models are reviewed and used to simulate the failure of the glass as ...

    30 April 2014

  22. Simulation of laminated glass loaded by air blast waves

    In this paper, several different material models are used to analyze and to compare the behaviour of laminated glass subjected to blast loads. LS-DYNA and EUROPLEXUS are used as numerical codes with their different capabilities to describe the failure beh ...

    30 April 2014

  23. Biaxial Bending of RC Columns Strengthened with Externally Applied Reinforcement in Combination with Confinement

    The paper presents an analytical model for the analysis of reinforced concrete members with rectangular cross-section, strengthened in flexure with various types of externally applied reinforcement (near-surface mounted? NSM? or externally bonded? EBR), i ...

    30 April 2014

  24. Legislative Context and Governance Principles for Dangerous Goods Transportation (DGT) Integrated Risk Management

    Transportation of dangerous goods or hazardous material is a sensible security issues in the transportation sector. Dangerous goods can be transported by various means or modes (maritime, air freight, road and railway) but transportation of dangerous good ...

    30 April 2014

  25. Confidence Levels in the Detection of Oil Spills from Satellite Imagery: From Research to Operational Use

    Detected oil spills are usually classified according to confidence levels. Such levels are supposed to describe the probability that an observed dark feature in the satellite image is related to the actual presence of an oil spill. The Synthetic Aperture ...

    30 April 2014