Co-sponsored by IABSE
Due to the coronavirus covid-19 pandemic, the President of the French Republic has announced the closure of all universities, starting Monday 16 March until further notice. Therefore, the 2nd Infrastar Training School initially scheduled from 14-17 April 2020 at Centrale Nantes is cancelled and postponed at a later date. Stay safe & tuned!
INFRASTAR Training School
Infrastar training school originates from the European project Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie INFRASTAR (Innovation and Networking for Fatigue and Reliability Analysis of Structures - Training for Assessment of Risk).
The Infrastar training school aims to provide lectures and hands-on trainings to Master and PhD students, early-stage researchers, young professionals in order to be well aware of all aspects of asset management of civil infrastructures with respect to fatigue of materials, i.e. to put each individual work into perspective. The participants will get additional knowledge about their own field but also about what is performed beforehand and afterwards.
The courses will provide multi-disciplinary and intersectoral basic concepts in three core fields:
1. Monitoring and auscultation,
2. Structural and action models and
3. Reliability, risk and decision analyses;
ranging from the design to the dismantling of the structures: bridges and wind turbines.
A participant who successfully has taken part in the Infrastar training schools will be able to understand:
1. How to smarten the structures and its benefits.
2. How to model structural and material behaviours of civil infrastructures under loading.
3. How to develop, perform and assess structural risks and the value of structural information.
INFRASTAR stands for Innovation and Networking for Fatigue and Reliability Analysis of Structures - Training for Assessment of Risk.
Infrastar provides innovative, multi-disciplinary and intersectoral training in innovative solutions to asset management of civil infrastructures. Focus is on the prediction of concrete infrastructure behaviour under fatigue, currently one of the most critical issues in the field. Infrastar considers two representative types of concrete infrastructures: bridges and wind turbine towers and foundations.
The network partners provides 12 Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) with a system-wide understanding of structure management on bridges and wind energy technology. This outstanding research training offers ranges from knowledge in materials to design loads, design of structures, monitoring of existing structures, development of sensors and innovative calculation methods for structural analysis, optimal and reliable management of structures.
Through these innovative activities, Infrastar contributes to extend the service lifetime of structures, reduce overall costs and develop risk-based life-cycle approaches for future designs.
Infrastar project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 676139.