FASSTbridge aims at drastically reducing the economic and environmental costs of ownership of the steel bridges stock in Europe and the USA by providing a reliable preventive, cost-effective and sustainable solution for steel bridges life-time extension.
The FASSTbridge solution will stand on two pillars:
- FASSTbridge methodology: an easy-to-apply methodology (fatigue life-time assessment, design, execution and maintenance
- guideline) to prevent the evolution of irreversible fatigue derived problems at a pre-failure scenario
- FASSTbridge strengthening system: a reliable, cost-effective CFRP strengthening system to preventively extend life-time of steel bridges.
- Easy-to-apply methodology to assess fatigue remaining life
- NDT and monitoring for fatigue assessment
- Adhesive with advanced long-term mechanical and durability properties
- CFRP strengthening methodology and system for fatigue pre-failure scenario
- Integrated assessment-strengthening-monitoring solution