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Training in finite element modelling of composite materials

Sofia Antonopoulou (ESR1) is carrying out sophisticated finite element modelling to gather a better understanding of the impact of braided […]


TRUSS at national civil engineering research conference

With 119 full peer-reviewed technical papers, 5 keynote papers and over 180 delegates registered for the Civil Engineering Research in […]

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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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.