Four Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) and two main supervisors from TRUSS attended the 6th workshop on Civil Structural Health Monitoring (CHMS-6). António Barrias (ESR11) and JJ Moughty (ESR10) from Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya, Farhad Huseynov (ESR7) and Prof. James Brownjohn from Full Scale Dynamics and Daniel Martínez Otero (ESR12) and Prof. Eugene OBrien from University College Dublin met with other experts in the field at Queen’s University Belfast in Northern Ireland on the 26th and 27th May 2016. The workshop was run by the School of Planning Architecture and Civil Engineering in conjunction with the International Society for Structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructure (ISHMII).
The main theme of the workshop was “Structural Health Monitoring of New and Ageing Infrastructure” and it was divided into four sessions:
- Session 1: Sensors and structural health monitoring systems
- Session 2: Structural health monitoring strategies for bridge structures
- Session 3: Geotechnical monitoring of civil infrastructure
- Session 4: Challenges in practical application of SHM systems
Two TRUSS papers, “Instantaneous Curvature in Bridge Damage Detection” by Daniel Martinez and “Analysis of Load Test on Composite I-Girder Bridge” by Farhad Huseynov, were presented at the workshop and published in the proceedings. They were included in the session “Session 2: Structural health monitoring strategies for bridge structures” that took part in the afternoon of 26th May.