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Brochure introducing TRUSS ITN

The brochure provides a summary of the objectives of each individual research project in addition to the overall goals of TRUSS ITN. A printed […]

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ESRs at SHM, prognostics and management forums

Three Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) were present in European conferences organised jointly at the Euskalduna Conference Center in Bilbao (Spain) from 5th […]

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ESR participates at “Fly, Scan, Print” open day

ESR14, Siyuan Chen, participated in the organisation of the free event “Fly Scan Print” by U3D that took place on the Wednesday […]

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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, ) 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.