Saturday, 30 December 2017

1st TRUSS Symposium and Workshop along with 2016 memories

Hi everyone!

Shortly before stepping into 2018, I decided to review all my activities so far and talk about the ones I forgot to mention.

Starting from the most recent one, last June I attended the 27th European Safety and Reliability Conference (ESREL2017) in Portoroz, Slovenia where I presented my paper “Reliability assessment of braided BFRP reinforcement for concrete structures” (co-authored by Ciaran McNally).

Presenting my paper in ESREL2017 conference

All TRUSS early stage researchers participated in this conference, as we organised a special session titled “TRUSS, A Marie SkÅ‚odowska-Curie Innovative Training Network in Structural Safety”. Actually, this event was our 1st Symposium, chaired by our project coordinator, Arturo Gonzalez, and we all looking forward for the 2nd one in Ghent, Belgium, next October, as part of the 6th International Symposium on Life-Cycle Civil Engineering (IALCCE2018).

On May 2017, the 1st TRUSS Workshop towards Structural Safety and Infrastructure Management, was held successfully in Lloyd’s Register in London, UK. Experts from different backgrounds presented their experiences on the topics of risk assessment, probabilistic analysis and life cycle maintenance of engineering structures and structural health monitoring. All ESRs also had a poster and oral presentation on their research outputs within this event .

Presenting my work progress in 2nd TRUSS Plenary Annual Meeting

Going back on 2016, an important activity for TRUSS project took place in Dublin, Ireland, and more specifically in Ove Arup and Partners on the 1st and 2nd of December. The Mid-Term Review (MTR) meeting was attended by the Project Officer and External Assessor from the EU Commission, and more than 30 participants from the consortium. It was a great opportunity for all of us to present our work progress and get feedback for improvement.

TRUSS people – ARUP, Ireland

Last but not least, I want to mention my attendance to an ABAQUS Training Course in Vienna, Austria from the 5th to the 7th September 2016. This three days course provided by Simulia Services, gave me a better understanding on how to model composite materials using Abaqus finite element software, in order to numerically determine their mechanical behavior and then, calibrate the results with experimental data.

Attending specialised ABAQUS lectures in Vienna

Happy 2018 to all!
See you next year ;))