Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network



TRUSS in Science Week Ireland 2017

By the third consecutive year, TRUSS participated in Science Week Ireland. Again, TRUSS organised an outreach activity together with the UCD School of Civil Engineering and the Willow Park Junior School in Blackrock (Dublin) on the Monday 13th November 2017 from 9.30 am to 11.30 am. The activity targeted 112 nine-years old students in teams of four and five. First, John O'Sullivan (academic [...]

Talk about being a researcher as in TRUSS to Master students

On Wednesday 8th November 2017, the Masters in Civil Engineering at Escuela Politecnica de Mieres (University of Oviedo, Spain), hosted a series of presentations, composed mostly of research projects by students in their last year, as requisite for their Master degree. The event, titled "I Jornadas de Investigacion, Desarrollo e Innovacion en Ingenieria Civil" (JIDIIC2017), was [...]

Meeting requirements for a doctoral degree

All TRUSS ESRs are enrolled in a PhD programme at one of the academic beneficiaries. Therefore, in addition to the research, training and dissemination activities related to TRUSS, they must meet a number of requirements before submitting their PhD thesis for assessment. The pictures in this post show Barbara Heitner (ESR8), Farhad Huseynov (ESR7), Alberto Gonzalez (ESR3),  Daniel [...]

ESR presents to experts on structural integrity

Rui Teixeira (ESR4) talked about his TRUSS paper titled "Random variables in the Offshore Wind Turbine fatigue reliability design with Kriging surfaces" in the 2nd International Conference on Structural Integrity (ICSI) that also hosted the 2nd Multi-Lateral Workshop on Fracture and Structural Integrity related Issues in Funchal, the island of Madeira (Portugal) from 4th to 7th September 2017. The paper [...]

Railway bridge structural health monitoring and fault detection

On 24th August 2017, the paper titled "Railway bridge structural health monitoring and fault detection: State-of-the-art methods and future challenges" by Matteo Vagnoli (ESR9), and his supervisors Rasa Remenyte-Prescott and John Andrews, came available in the website of SAGE Structural Health Monitoring. The paper can be downloaded at the DOI link of the publisher's website provided with the full [...]

ESRs attend Asia-Pacific-Euro School on smart structures

Four TRUSS ESRs (Farhad Huseynov (ESR7), Matteo Vagnoli (ESR9), JJ Moughty (ESR10) and Antonio Barrias (ESR11)) joined an intensive three‐week programme of coursework, lectures, laboratory exercises and exciting non‐academic activities in vibrant city Yokohama that took place between the 17th July and 4th August 2017. The programme is known as the Asian-Pacific-Euro Summer School (APESS), and it is opened [...]

TRUSS ESRs submit joint research funding proposal

From the first training weeek, TRUSS has encouraged team work amongst ESRs. Network-wide events have served to promote cooperative learning by making ESRs to work in groups towards providing solutions to a specific case study or meeting the aim of a particular module. Ultimately, ESRs get used to work together and to combine their individual strengths to deliver a superior [...]

ESR assists students at UCD Summer High School

Daniel Martinez (ESR12) and Loreto Manriquez (TRUSS PM) participated in an outreach activity hosted by UCD Civil Engineering School at 10.30 am on the 27th July 2017. The activity is part of a series of interactive workshops within the UCD High School Summer Program, that was managed by the postdoc researcher Abdollah Malekjafarian, who has collaborated in [...]

Paper about TRUSS project in DAMAS 2017

The coordinator, Dr. Arturo Gonzalez, presented the TRUSS paper entitled "Developments in damage assessment by Marie Skłodowska-Curie TRUSS ITN project" at the 12th International Conference on Damage Assessment of Structures (DAMAS 2017). DAMAS 2017 took place in the International Conference Center at Kitakyushu (Japan) from 10th to 12th July. The event brought together the expertise of  about 150 [...]

Detecting damage with curvatures from vehicle measurements

On 10th July 2017, the paper titled "Damage Detection using Curvatures obtained from Vehicle Measurements" by Daniel Martinez (ESR12), his supervisor Eugene OBrien, and Abdollah Malekjafarian and Enrique Sevillano, came available in the website of Journal of Civil Structural Health Monitoring. The paper is open access and can be downloaded at the DOI link of the publisher's website provided with the [...]