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Training in Reducing Uncertainty in Structural Safety

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.
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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)

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THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 546 575,76

UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 495 745,92

LLOYD'S REGISTER EMEA IPS

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 546 575,76

EQUIPOS NUCLEARES SA SME

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 247 872,96

FULL SCALE DYNAMICS LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 273 287,88

PHI-MECA ENGINEERING

France

EU Contribution

€ 262 875,60

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

OVE ARUP & PARTNERS IRELAND LIMITED

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 265 674,60

Partners (7)

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Burgmann Packings Ltd

Microlise Limited

GREENWOOD ENGINEERING AS

CRACK INGENIERIA CATALANA S.L.

COMSA SAU

AECOM INFRASTRUCTURE & ENVIRONMENT UK LIMITED

TRL LIMITED

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 642453

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2015

  • End date

    31 December 2018

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 701 306,88

  • EU contribution

    € 3 701 306,88

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, DUBLIN

Ireland