Arsenal Research is engaged with research questions in the areas of mobility and energy. Its portfolio includes state-of-the-art methods of applied research and development, ranging from computer simulation and artificial intelligence to high-quality measurement and test engineering. The Unit Transport Routes Engineering group provides testing of road surfaces, structural dynamic issues, acoustics and telematics. Arsenal’s main objective is to increase the innovative ability of its partners. Earthquake assessment of masonry structures is a challenging task because of complexity of the material. Masonry is a composite material with a complex failure surface. Realistic earthquake assessment is important in the case of existing lifeline structures. Ensuring structural safety with minimal rehabilitation costs must be achieved.
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