Course schedule

The official language of the training school is English.

PRELIMINARY SCHEDULE

Tuesday 26 October 2021

09:00-12:30Welcome breakfast & Registration
Technical visits:
- Research Laboratory in Hydrodynamics, Energetics and Atmospheric Environment (LHEEA)
- Research Institute in Civil and Mechanical Engineering (GeM)
12:30 - 13:45Lunch break
13:45 - 15:00Welcome talk by Mr. Jean-Baptiste Avrillier, Director of Centrale Nantes
Introduction by Dr Odile Abraham (Infrastar training school coordinator)
"Round table"
15:00 - 17:00Keynote: "The Role of Behavior Psychology in Affecting the Perception of Risk in SHM Decision-Making"
Prof. Michael D. Todd (University of California San Diego)
17:00 - 18:30Ice-breaker

Wednesday 27 October 2021

MODULE 3: RELIABILITY, RISK AND DECISION ANALYSES
09:00 - 10:30Uncertainty and structural reliability assessment
Prof. John Dalsgaard Sørensen (AAU)
10:30 - 11:00Coffee break and discussion
11:00 - 12:30

Decision and structural information analyses
Prof. Sebastian Thöns (Lund University)

12:30 - 14:00Lunch break
14:00 - 17:30Exercises
Prof. Sebastian Thöns (Lund University) & Prof. John Dalsgaard Sørensen (AAU)
19:30 - ...Dinner

Thursday 28 October 2021

MODULE 1: MONITORING AND AUSCULTATION
09:00 - 10:30From sensors to useful signals for concrete evaluation and monitoring
Dr Odile Abraham (Université Gustave Eiffel)
10:30 - 11:00Coffee break and discussion
11:00 - 12:30From signals to useful parameters: combination and data fusion, Probability of Detection, Receiver Operating Characteristic
Dr Ernst Niederleithinger (BAM)
12:30 - 14:00Lunch break
14:00 - 17:00Demonstrations and exercises
Group on Fibre Optics: How to size a crack ?
Group on CWI: Coda wave interferometry a new very sensitive monitoring tool for concrete.
Dr Xavier Chapeleau (Université Gustave Eiffel), Dr Ernst Niederleithinger (BAM), Dr Odile Abraham (Université Gustave Eiffel)
17:30 - 19:30Guided tour in Nantes

Friday 29 October 2021

MODULE 2: STRUCTURAL AND ACTION MODELS
09:00 - 12:00Assessment of extreme values of effects in structures
Lectures and exercises
Dr Franziska Schmidt (Université Gustave Eiffel)
12:00 - 13:00Lunch break
13:00 - 16:00Computational methods for transient diffusion problems in concrete structures
Lectures and exercises
Dr Boumediene Nedjar (Université Gustave Eiffel)
16:00 - 16:30Final talk & award
Dr Odile Abraham (Université Gustave Eiffel)