Course schedule

The official language of the training school is English.

Monday 8 April 2019

09:30 - 10:00Registration and coffee
10:00 - 10:20Introduction by Odile Abraham (Infrastar training school coordinator)
"Round table"
10:20 - 10:30Welcome talk by Bernard Jacob (Deputy Scientific Director, Ifsttar)
10:30 - 12:45Special lecture
Artificial Intelligence and Intellectual Property Opportunities
Alice Pezard
12:45 - 14:15Lunch
14:15 - 16:00Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation for the Infrastructure
Prof. John Popovics (University of Illinois)
16:00 - 16:15Coffee break
16:15 - 17:45Fatigue in concrete
Dr Marc Thiele (BAM)
17:45 - 18:15Preparation of laptops for practical exercises
18:30 - 20:00Ice-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 - 11:45Data fusion
Ernst Niederleithinger (BAM)
11:45 - 12:45Probability of Detection (PoD)
Ernst Niederleithinger (BAM)
12:45 - 14:15Lunch
14:15 - 15:30Demonstrations and exercises
Groups on AE, PoD, ToF/CWI and FO
15:30 - 15:45Coffee break
15:45 - 17:00Demonstrations and exercises
Groups on AE,  PoD, ToF/CWI and FO
17:00 - 18:00Debriefing

Wednesday 10 April 2019

09:00 - 10:00Uncertainty modelling 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 reinforced concrete structure
Different inspection technologies and repair or strengthening strategies.
Aim: Quantification of the Value of Information
15:45 - 16:00Coffee break
16:00 - 17:00Case study work on reinforced concrete structure
Different inspection technologies and repair or strengthening strategies.
Aim: Quantification of the Value of Information
17:00 - 18:00Presentation of case studies and discussion on the Value of Information
20:00 - ...Dinner at O Deck restaurant

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 - 12:45Fatigue of R-UHPFRC structural elements
Lecture & exercices
Eugen Brühwiler (EPFL)
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)
19:00 - 21:00Guided tour in Nantes

Friday 12 April 2019

09:00 - 12:15Posters session & Technical visits at Ifsttar                                                  
10:15 - 10:30Closing remarks
10:30 - 12:45Technical visits
- Semi-anechoic room
- Geotechnical centrifuge
- Contact-free ultrasound measurement bench (MUSC)
- Structures and Instrumentation (SII) laboratory
12:45 - 14:15Lunch
14:15 - 16:30Special lecture
Economical analysis and societal issues
Dr Ariane Dupont-Kieffer