Contributions by Marie Sklodowska-Curie TRUSS-ITN towards reducing uncertainty in structural safety of buildings, roads, energy and marine infrastructure

Title: Contributions by Marie Sklodowska-Curie TRUSS-ITN towards reducing uncertainty in structural safety of buildings, roads, energy and marine infrastructure
Authors: González, Arturo
Perrotta, Federico
Milana, Giulia
Sourav, Shah Nur Alam
Antonopoulou, Sofia
McNally, Ciaran
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Date: 11-Apr-2018
Online since: 2018-06-08T11:42:54Z
Abstract: There is multitude of models available to assess structural safety based on a set of input parameters. As the degree of complexity of the models increases, the uncertainty of their output tends to decrease. However, more complex models typically require more input parameters, which may contain a higher degree of uncertainty. Therefore, it becomes necessary to find the balance that, for a particular scenario, will reduce the overall uncertainty (model + parameters) in structural safety. The latter is the objective of the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network titled TRUSS (Training in Reducing Uncertainty in Structural Safety) funded by the EU Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme ( This paper describes how TRUSS addresses uncertainty in: (a)  structural reliability of materials such as basalt fiber reinforced polymer, (b) testing techniques in the assessment of concrete strength in buildings, (c) numerical methods in computing the non-linear response of submerged nuclear components subjected to an earthquake, (d) estimation of life of wind turbines, (e) the optimal inspection times and management strategies for ships, (f) characterization of the dynamic response of ship unloaders and (g) the relationship between vehicles fuel consumption and pavement condition. 
Funding Details: European Commission Horizon 2020
Type of material: Conference Publication
Publisher: ASCE
Keywords: Braided FTPConcreteNuclearWind turbine towerShipShip unloaderPavement
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Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Conference Details: The 3rd International Conference on Vulnerability and Risk Analysis and Management, 7th International Symposium on Uncertainty Modelling and Analysis and the 4th International Symposium on Uncertainty Quantification and Stochastic Modelling (ICVRAM-ISUMA-Uncertainties 2018), Florianópolis, Brazil, 8-11 April 2018
Appears in Collections:Critical Infrastructure Group Research Collection
Earth Institute Research Collection
Civil Engineering Research Collection
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