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Ferrara, Liberato; Bamonte, Patrick; Suesta, Cristina; Animato, Francesco; Pascale, Carmine; Tretjakov, Aleksej; Camacho, Esteban; Deegan, Peter; Sideri, Stamatina; Gastaldo, Enrico Maria; Serna, Pedro; Mechtcherine, Viktor; Cruz Alonso, María; Peled, Alva; Paul Borg, Ruben
In the framework of H2020, the European Commission recently funded the project ReSHEALience (www.uhdc.eu). The main idea behind the project is that the long-term behaviour of structures under extremely aggressive exposure conditions can highly benefit from the use of high performance materials, in the framework of durability-based design approaches. The project consortium, coordinated by Politecnico di Milano, features 14 partners from 8 different countries, including 6 academic/research institutions and 8 industrial partners, covering the whole value chain from producers of concrete constituents to construction companies to stake-holders and end-users. The main goals of the project are the development (a) of an Ultra High Durability Concrete (UHDC) and (b) a Durability Assessment-based Design (DAD) methodology to improve structure durability and predict long-term performance under Extremely Aggressive Exposures (EAE). The project will tailor the composition of UHDC, by upgrading the UHPC/UHPFRC concept through the incorporation of tailored nanoscale constituents.