Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network



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 [...]

Validating a bridge safety model with long records of field data

ESRs in TRUSS are working on novel and advanced theoretical models that will reduce uncertainty in structural safety. However, these models need to be throughly tested on the field before they come standard in engineering practise. When the structures to be tested have the large scale of a bridge and the algorithm needs availability of long data records, [...]

Special Session on TRUSS in Portoroz (ESREL 2017)

TRUSS researchers participated at the Symposium titled “TRUSS, A Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network in Structural Safety”, held as part of the 27th edition of the ESREL (European Safety and Reliability) conference series in Portoroz (Slovenia) from 18th to 22nd June 2017. TRUSS was featured in Room Europa D of Grand Hotel Bernardin on Tuesday from [...]

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 [...]

Open day activity of the UPC’s doctoral school

The open day at the doctoral school in UPC is an activity mainly attended by masters students where Antonio Barrias (ESR11) and JJ Moughty (ESR10) talked about their PhD program experience. The aim is to clarify the pros and cons of a PhD, and entice possible students who would like to follow this path after the [...]