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Training in Reducing Uncertainty in Structural Safety

Objective

The growth of cities, impacts of climate change and the massive cost of providing new infrastructure provide the impetus for this proposal – entitled Training in Reducing Uncertainty in Structural Safety (TRUSS) – which will maximize the potential of infrastructure that already exists. If flaws in a structure can be identified early, the cost of repair will be vastly reduced, and here an effective monitoring system would allow identifying the optimum time to repair as well as improving structural safety. But safety is difficult to quantify and requires a deep understanding of the uncertainty associated to measurements and models for the structure and the loads. TRUSS will gather this understanding by bringing together an intersectoral and multidisciplinary collaboration between 4 Universities, 11 Industry participants and 1 research institute from 6 European countries. The consortium will combine and share expertise to offer training at an advanced level as new concepts for monitoring, modelling and reliability analysis of structures are emerging all the time. TRUSS will make knowledge of structural safety grow by incorporating these emerging technologies (hi-tech monitoring and manufacturing, computing, etc.) into the training programme and it will support job creation by enabling a wider talent pool of skilled and accredited engineering graduates with business, entrepreneurship, communication, project management and other transferrable skills. The training programme will be structured into taught modules combined with original research supported by secondments that will expose 14 fellows to both academia and industry. While developing tools that will reduce uncertainty in structural safety and improve infrastructure management, TRUSS will lay the basis for an advanced doctoral programme that will qualify graduates for dealing with the challenges of an aging European infrastructure stock, thereby enhancing their career prospects in both industry and academia.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2014
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, DUBLIN
Address
Belfield
4 Dublin
Ireland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 797 023,80

Participants (8)

THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 546 575,76
Address
University Park
NG7 2RD Nottingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 495 745,92
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LLOYD'S REGISTER EMEA IPS
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 546 575,76
Address
Fenchurch Street 71
EC3M 4BS London
Activity type
Other
EQUIPOS NUCLEARES SA SME
Spain
EU contribution
€ 247 872,96
Address
Avenida Juan Carlos I N 8
39600 Maliano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FULL SCALE DYNAMICS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 273 287,88
Address
The Sheffield Bioincubator 40 Leavygreave Road
S3 7RD Sheffield
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PHI-MECA ENGINEERING
France
EU contribution
€ 262 875,60
Address
Centre D'affaire Du Zenit L'arche, Rue De Sarlieve 34
63800 Cournon-d'auvergne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THE PROVOST, FELLOWS, FOUNDATION SCHOLARS & THE OTHER MEMBERS OF BOARD OF THE COLLEGE OF THE HOLY & UNDIVIDED TRINITY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH NEAR DUBLIN
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 265 674,60
Address
College Green
2 Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
OVE ARUP & PARTNERS IRELAND LIMITED
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 265 674,60
Address
Ringsend Road 50
4 Dublin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

Partners (7)

Burgmann Packings Ltd
Ireland
Address
Cookstown Industrial Estate 48
Dublin 24 Dublin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Microlise Limited
United Kingdom
Address
Farrington Way, Eastwood
NG16 3AG Nottingham
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GREENWOOD ENGINEERING AS
Denmark
Address
H J Holst Vej 3-5 C
2605 Brondby
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CRACK INGENIERIA CATALANA S.L.
Spain
Address
Tuset Street 8
08006 Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
COMSA SAU
Spain
Address
Calle Viriato 47
08014 Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AECOM INFRASTRUCTURE & ENVIRONMENT UK LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Scott House Alencoline
RG21 4JG Basingstoke Hampshire
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TRL LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Crowthorne House Nine Mile Ride
RG40 3GA Wokingham
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)