GeoSIG attended the DETAILS Final Workshop in Lucca, Italy.
DETAILS (DEsign for opTimal performance of high-speed rAILway bridges by enhancement monitoring Systems) is a research project funded by the European Commission Research Fund for Coal & Steel.
The aim of the Workshop was to present the final results of the research project funded by the European Commission, Research Fund for Coal & Steel “Details: DEsign for opTimal performance of high-speed rAILway bridges by enhanced monitoring systems”. The general aim of the research is the optimization of performance of the actual design solutions for steel-concrete composite railway bridges by means of an accurate study of still open problems such as the actual dynamic response of the bridge, the actual contribution of the ballast and other not structural elements, the choice of the proper modelling strategies, the recognition and simulation of the train-bridge interactions effects and the estimate of the actual fatigue loading spectra. To these purposes procedures integrating the design with the control and maintenance requirements have been developed and proposed in order to minimise costs referred to the whole bridge life guaranteeing at the same time the adequate safety level during exercise.
The results of the research programme are completed by a set of Lectures concerning the most important topics such as monitoring, fatigue and train-bridge interaction effects.