Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network
Training in Reducing Uncertainty in Structural Safety
Welcome to TRUSS ITN
How to plan infrastructure better, make it safer and last longer
While developing tools that will reduce uncertainty in structural safety and improve infrastructure management, TRUSS researchers will qualify for dealing with the challenges of an aging European infrastructure stock, thereby meeting a critical need whilst at the same time enhancing their career prospects in both industry and academia.
Marie Sklodowska-Curie ITN coordinated by University College Dublin (UCD), 2015-2019
Ireland | Civil Engineering
TRUSS (Training in Reducing Uncertainty in Structural Safety, 2015-2019, http://trussITN.eu ) is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network funded by the European Union under the Horizon 2020 Programme. The growth of cities, impacts of climate change and the massive cost of providing new infrastructure provide the impetus for TRUSS which aims to maximize the potential of infrastructure that already exists. If flaws in a structure can be identified early, the cost of repair will be vastly reduced, and here an effective monitoring system would allow identifying the optimum time to repair as well as improving structural safety. But safety is difficult to quantify and requires a deep understanding of the uncertainty associated to measurements and models for the structure and loads. For that purpose, TRUSS brings together an intersectoral and multidisciplinary collaboration between 4 Universities, 11 Industry participants and 1 research institute from 5 European countries. The consortium shares expertise and offers training at an advanced level to qualify 14 Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) for dealing with the challenges of an aging infrastructure stock.