ReSCOOL (Resilience Of Schools To Extreme Coastal FlOOding Loads) is a multi-disciplinary, collaborative project with the aim of assessing the multi-hazard vulnerability of schools.
The devastating impact of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami highlighted the threat to the education system in many developing countries, including Sri Lanka. Despite tsunami risk reduction efforts such as education programmes, early warning and evacuation procedures, schools have mostly been reconstructed in the same hazard prone locations and have been found to have low levels of hazard preparedness. ReSCOOL (Resilience Of Schools To Extreme Coastal FlOOding Loads) is a multi-disciplinary, collaborative project with the aim of assessing and addressing the multi-hazard vulnerability of the education system to tsunamis and extreme flooding.
Funders: Research England via UCL GCRF Small Grants (Award 177813)
- University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka: Prof Priyan Dias, Dr Chinthaka Mallikarachchi
- University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka: Dr Kushan Wijesundara
- South Eastern University, Sri Lanka: Dr Ajith Thamboo
- University of Naples Federico II, Italy: Dr Marta Del Zoppo, Prof Marco Di Ludovico, Prof Andrea Prota
- Imperial College London: Prof Matthew Piggott, Shuaib Rasheed
Del Zoppo, M., Wijesundara, K., Rossetto, T., Dias, P., Baiguera, M., Di Ludovico, M., Thamboo, J. and Prota, A., 2021. Influence of exterior infill walls on the performance of RC frames under tsunami loads: Case study of school buildings in Sri Lanka. Engineering Structures, 234, p.111920. Link to ScienceDirect