TRUSS, a European Innovative Training Network Dealing with the Challenges of an Aging Infrastructure Network

Title: TRUSS, a European Innovative Training Network Dealing with the Challenges of an Aging Infrastructure Network
Authors: González, ArturoBarrias, AntonioTeixeira, RuiMartinez, DanielHeitner, BarbaraAntonopoulou, SofiaZou, GuangGonzalez Merino, AlbertoSourav, Shah Nur AlamCasas, Joan RamonO'Connor, AlanNogal, MariaO'Brien, Eugene J.Yalamas, ThierryMcNally, CiaranBanisoleiman, KianCostas de la Peña, LuisAl-Sabah, Salam
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/11126
Date: 1-Apr-2019
Online since: 2019-10-08T13:39:08Z
Abstract: Inspections and maintenance of infrastructure are expensive. In some cases, overdue or insufficient maintenance/monitoring can lead to an unacceptable risk of collapse and to a tragic failure as the Morandi bridge in Genoa, Italy, on 14th August 2018. An accurate assessment of the safety of a structure is a difficult task due to uncertainties associated with the aging and response of the structure, with the operational and environmental loads, and with their interaction. During the period from 2015 to 2019, the project TRUSS (Training in Reducing Uncertainty in Structural Safety) ITN (Innovative Training Network), funded by the EU H2020 Marie Curie-Skłodowska Action (MSCA) programme, has worked towards improving the structural assessment of buildings, energy, marine, and transport infrastructure. Fourteen Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) have been recruited to carry out related research on new materials, testing methods, improved and more efficient modelling methods and management strategies, and sensor and algorithm development for Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) purposes. This research has been enhanced by an advanced program of scientific and professional training delivered via a collaboration between 6 Universities, 1 research institute and 11 companies from 5 European countries. The high proportion of companies participating in TRUSS ITN has ensured significant industry expertise and has introduced a diverse range of perspectives to the consortium on the activities necessary to do business in the structural safety sector.
Funding Details: European Commission Horizon 2020
Type of material: Conference Publication
Publisher: NDT.net
Journal: The e-Journal of Nondestructive Testing (NDT.net)
Volume: 24
Issue: 4
Keywords: Structural health monitoringStructural safetyInfrastructureSensorsAssessment
Other versions: http://www.ndt.net/?id=24027
http://www.polyu.edu.hk/me/app/webroot/apwshm2018/
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Conference Details: The 7th Asia-Pacific Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring (APWSHM 2018), Hong Kong, 12-15 November 2018
Appears in Collections:Critical Infrastructure Group Research Collection
Earth Institute Research Collection
Civil Engineering Research Collection
TRUSS-ITN Research Collection

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