Programme

The official language of the training school is English.

Monday 8 April 2019

09:00 - 09:30Registration
Welcome talk by Odile Abraham (Infrastar training school coordinator)
09:30 - 11:30Special lecture on a complementary skill
Intellectual property rights and innovation
Alice Pezard
12:45 - 14:15Lunch
14:15 - 16:00Overview on NDT methods
Prof. John Popovics (University of Illinois)
16:00 - 16:15Coffee break
16:15 - 17:45Overview of  fatigue in concrete
Marc Thiele (BAM)
17:45 - 18:15Preparation of laptops for practical exercises
18:15 - 19:30Ice-breaker

Tuesday 9 April 2019

09:00 - 10:30From sensors to useful signals for concrete evaluation and monitoring
Odile Abraham (Ifsttar)
10:30 - 10:45Coffee break
10:45 - 11:45From signals to useful parameters : combination and data fusion
Ernst Niederleithinger (BAM)
11:45 - 12:45Probability of Detection (PoD), ROC
Ernst Niederleithinger (BAM)
12:45 - 14:30Lunch
14:30 - 15:45Demonstrations and exercises
Groups on AE, ToF, FO and CWI
15:45 - 16:00Coffee break
16:00 - 17:00Demonstrations and exercises
Groups on AE, ToF, FO and CWI
17:00 - 18:00Debriefing

Wednesday 10 April 2019

09:00 - 10:00Uncertainty and structural reliability assessment
John D. Sørensen (AAU)
10:00 - 10:15Coffee break
10:15 - 11:15Decision and structural information analyses
Sebastian Thöns (DTU)
11:15 : 11:30Coffee break
11:30 - 12:45Case study introduction
Sebastian Thöns (DTU) and John D. Sørensen (AAU)
12:45 - 14:30Lunch
14:30 - 15:45Case study work on a reinforced concrete structure with different inspection technologies and repair or strengthening strategies.
Aim: Quantification of the Value of Information
Groups of max 6 students; MATLAB (or similar) and a laptop are required.
15:45 - 16:00Coffee break
16:00 - 17:00Case study work on a reinforced concrete structure with different inspection technologies and repair or strengthening strategies.
Aim: Quantification of the Value of Information
Groups of max 6 students; MATLAB (or similar) and a laptop are required.
17:00 - 18:00Presentation of case studies and discussion on the Value of Information
19:30 - ...Social dinner

Thursday 11 April 2019

09:00 - 10:30Fatigue verification of structural elements based on data from monitoring
Lecture & exercices
Eugen Brühwiler (EPFL)
10:30 - 10:45Coffee break
10:45 - 12:15Fatigue of R-UHPFRC structural elements
Lecture & exercices
Eugen Brühwiler (EPFL)
12:15 - 12:45
12:45 - 14:30Lunch
14:30 - 16:00Assessment of extreme values of effects in structures
Lecture & exercices
Franziska Schmidt (Ifsttar)
16:00 - 16:15Coffee break
16:15 - 17:45Updating of structural models
Lecture & exercices
Franziska Schmidt (Ifsttar)

Friday 12 April 2019

09:00 - 12:15Posters session & Technical visits at Ifsttar                                                  
12:15 - 12:45Closing remarks
12:45 - 14:30Lunch