Gre.a.te.r.s (GREen Advanced TEchnologies for the Retrofitting of masonry Structures)
Gre.a.te.r.s (GREen Advanced TEchnologies for the Retrofitting of masonry Structures) will develop a new generation of strengthening and rehabilitation solutions for masonry structures by using environmentally friendly natural fibre meshes embedded in an inorganic lime-mortar matrix. These new natural fibre textile reinforced mortars (NTRM) systems will provide a more sustainable and cost‐effective alternative to both traditional methods and advanced composite systems and will offer a more reliable solution that can be engineered to meet the specific performance criteria of masonry buildings.
NTRM will also provide optimal solutions for key heritage structures, for which compatibility of the strengthening system with the substrate and full reversibility of the intervention are paramount. The exploitation of natural fibres and lime based mortars will also limit the use of energy-intensive resources (advanced fibres, polymers and cement) and potentially boost local economies. The outcome of this work will contribute to achieve more sustainable construction practices, reduce waste production and pressure on raw materials, and improve resource energy efficiency.
EUROPEAN COMMISSION - HORIZON 2020
Start Date : 01/11/2019
End Date : 31/10/2021
Our league table rankings
Top 100 in the world and 8th in the UK according to the QS World University rankings by subject (2021).
11th in the UK according to the Times University League Table (2021).
8th in the UK according to the Complete University Guide (2021).
The University’s four flagship institutes bring together our key strengths to tackle global issues, turning interdisciplinary and translational research into real-world solutions.