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“Embedded distributed optical fiber sensors in reinforced concrete structures-case study”

On 26th March 2018, Antonio Barrias (ESR11) published the paper titled "Embedded Distributed Optical Fiber Sensors in Reinforced Concrete Structures—A Case Study" together with his supervisors Joan Ramon Casas and Sergi Villalba, as part of the Special Issue Optical Fiber Sensors 2017 in Sensors, an original peer-reviewed journal covering all aspects of Physical Sensing. This paper is open access [...]

“On the suitability of the generalized Pareto to model extreme waves”

On 6th March 2018, the paper titled "On the suitability of the generalized Pareto to model extreme waves" by Rui Teixeira (ESR4) and his supervisors Maria Nogal and Alan O'Connor got published online in the website of the Journal of Hydraulic Research. The paper can be downloaded at the DOI link of the publisher's website provided [...]

TRUSS featured in Impact magazine

Science Impact Magazine (www.impact.pub) has published a 3-page article about TRUSS featuring interviews to Federico Perrota (ESR13) and Arturo Gonzalez (coordinator) in the 2018 March issue. The latter features content from world’s leading research agencies, policy groups, universities and research projects with an editorial focus on ETN's / ITN’s within materials research, highlighting training and development [...]

“Distributed optical fiber sensors applied to monitoring of two structures”

On 23rd February 2018, the paper titled "Application of distributed optical fiber sensors for the health monitoring of two real structures in Barcelona" by Antonio Barrias (ESR11), Gerardo Rodriguez, and his supervisors Joan Ramon Casas and Sergi Villalba got published online in the website of the Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, Maintenance, Management, Life-Cycle Design and Performance. The [...]

Joint publication on bridge engineering research by ESRs

TRUSS ESRs and supervisors from WP5 have jointly published a paper on the project overall as well as results to date in each individual project carrying out research on bridges in a major conference on Structural Health Monitoring. The title is 'Structural Health Monitoring Developments in TRUSS Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network', by A. González, F. [...]

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 [...]