1st Training School in pictures

Monday 8 April 2019

  • Introduction and round table
    Dr Odile Abraham (Ifsttar)
  • Welcome talk
    Bernard Jacob (Deputy Scientific Director, Ifsttar)
  • Special lecture: Artificial Intelligence and Intellectual Property Opportunities
    Alice Pezard (attorney at law)
  • Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation for the Infrastructure
    Prof. John Popovics (University of Illinois)
  • Fatigue in concrete
    Dr Marc Thiele (BAM)
  • Ice-breaker

Tuesday 9 April 2019

  • From sensors to useful signals for concrete evaluation and monitoring
    Dr Odile Abraham (Ifsttar)
  • Data fusion
    Dr Ernst Niederleithinger (BAM)
  • Probability of Detection (PoD)
    Dr Ernst Niederleithinger (BAM)
  • Demonstrations and exercises
    Groups on AE, PoD, ToF/CWI and FO

Wednesday 10 April 2019

  • Uncertainty modelling and structural reliability assessment
    Prof. John D. Sørensen (AAU)
  • Decision and structural information analyses
    Assoc. Prof. Sebastian Thöns (DTU)
  • Case study work on reinforced concrete structure
    Different inspection technologies and repair or strengthening strategies.
    Aim: Quantification of the Value of Information
  • Dinner

Thursday 11 April 2019

  • Fatigue verification of structural elements based on data from monitoring
    Prof. Eugen Brühwiler (EPFL)
  • Fatigue of R-UHPFRC structural elements
    Prof. Eugen Brühwiler (EPFL)
  • Assessment of extreme values of effects in structures
    Dr Franziska Schmidt (Ifsttar)
  • Updating of structural models
    Dr Franziska Schmidt (Ifsttar)
  • Guided tour in Nantes

Friday 12 April 2019

  • Posters session & Technical visits at Ifsttar                                                  
  • Technical visits
    - Semi-anechoic room
    - Geotechnical centrifuge
    - Contact-free ultrasound measurement bench (MUSC)
    - Structures and Instrumentation (SII) laboratory
  • Special lecture: Economical analysis and societal issues
    Dr Ariane Dupont-Kieffer