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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 [...]

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 [...]

Annual plenary meeting in Lloyd’s Register

The 2nd annual plenary meeting of TRUSS was hosted by Lloyd's Register in their premises of 71 Fenchurch st. (London, UK), on the Wednesday 24th and Thursday 25th May 2017. The agenda included the delivery of 1st TRUSS Workshop and Supervisory and Management Board meetings. TRUSS Workshop on the 24th May. In order to attract a local audience, the [...]

“Review of modal-based damage detection in bridges”

"A State of the Art Review of Modal-Based Damage Detection in Bridges: Development, Challenges, and Solutions" is a paper published by JJ Moughty (ESR10) and his supervisor Joan Ramon Casas, in Applied Sciences on the 13th May 2017. This article was part of the Special Issue on "Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) of Civil Structures" edited by Prof. Dr. Gangbing [...]

TRUSS at engineering research showcase in Nottingham

The University of Nottingham's 2017 annual Engineering Research Showcase was held on Thursday 4 May in room A09 of the Engineering and Science Learning Centre (ESLC). A full day of events, starting from 10am, was attended by about 150 people, mostly students and staff at the Faculty of Engineering. It consisted of posters, workshops and a keynote [...]

“Analysis of load test on composite I-girder bridge”

On 26th April 2017, the paper titled "Analysis of load test on composite I-girder bridge" by Farhad Huseynov (ESR7), his supervisors James Brownjohn and Eugene OBrien, and David Hester, came available in the website of Journal of Civil Structural Health Monitoring. This paper is open access and available for download at the DOI link provided with the full reference below. [...]

Presentation at TRL by TRUSS researcher

As part of the secondment activities, the ESR is commonly asked to give a presentation about his research to local staff to share ideas and to promote discussion and further collaborations. This is the case of Federico Perrotta (ESR13), who  gave a talk titled "MIRAVEC and Machine Learning: two different approaches to road asset management" in TRL (Transport Research [...]

Seeking to encourage girls in civil engineering

Sofia Antonopoulou (ESR1), Giulia Milana (ESR6) and Loreto Manriquez (TRUSS project manager) joined Dr. Aoife Ahern (WP3 leader and UCD Head of Civil Engineering School) for an outreach activity in Mount Anville Montessori Junior School (Dublin, Ireland) on Monday 13rd February 2017 from 8.45 am to 9.30 am. Mount Anville is a Sacred Heart Montessori Junior School [...]