1st Implementation Day

The first implementation day is organised jointly with BASt, the German Federal Highway Research Institute, in Bergisch Gladbach (Germany), on Tuesday, the 20th of March 2018. The day after (21 March 2018) is the national symposium organised by BASt, and dedicated this year to smart structures. One focus of the symposium is on the results of the research project SMART DECK, an intelligent, multifunctional amplification and protection system for bridge decks.

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Registration is free but compulsory. Please register here before the 15th of February, 2018.

The BASt symposium programme and the registration form are available here.


Preliminary Programme

10:00 - 10:30Registration and coffee

10:30 - 10:40

Welcome and Introduction
Dr. Peter Haardt (BASt)

10:40 - 10:50

INFRASTAR at a glance
Dr. Odile Abraham (IFSTTAR)

10:50 - 11:10

Keynote on railway bridges
Dr. Peter Lippert (Deutsche Bahn)

11:10 - 11:30

Focus on Work Package 1: Monitoring and auscultation
Dr. Ernst Niderleithinger (BAM)

11:30 - 12:30

Advanced ultrasonic instrumentation for interferometric monitoring
Xin Wang (BAM)

Fibre-optic sensor for fatigue monitoring
Antoine Bassil (IFSTTAR)

Sensor integration, data fusion and information management for industrial monitoring systems
Joyraj Chakraborty (NeoStrain)

NDT parameters for fatigue damage identification in structural elements
Imane Bayane (EPFL)

12:30 - 13:30Lunch buffet
13:30 - 14:30

Fusion and calibration of distributed fiber optics and CODA wave NDT technique
Antoine Bassil (IFSTTAR), Amol Mankar (AAU), and Xin Wang (BAM)

Quantification the value of SHM information on Crêt de l'Anneau viaduct
Imane Bayane (EPFL) and Lijia Long (BAM)

The optimal monitoring planning
Morteza Ahmadivala (PHIMECA), Joyraj Chakraborty (NeoStrain) and Bartek Sawicki (EPFL)

Risk assessment of welded details in the deck of Millau viaduct based on the WIM data
Mariia Nesterova (IFSTTAR) and Sima Rastayesh (AAU)

Sensitivity of offshore wind turbine loads with respect to soil variability based on finite element method
Joey Velarde (COWI) and Gianluca Zorzi (GuD)

14:30 - 15:30

Poster session & demonstrations
Coffee & refreshments
15:30 - 16:20

Round table
- Exchanges between industries and academia, challenges and needs related to monitoring and auscultation

16:20 - 16:25



BASt (Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen)
Federal Highway Research Institute
Brüderstraße 53, 51427 Bergisch Gladbach - Germany

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