3rd Implementation Day in pictures

The third implementation day was held at COWI A/S in Kongens Lyngby (in the great Copenhagen, Denmark) on Wednesday, the 26th of June 2019.

Part of Infrastar project as a beneficiary, COWI A/S is a leading international consulting group within engineering, economics and environments science dedicated to creating coherence in tomorrow’s sustainable societies. Founded in 1930, COWI has carried out more than 65,000 projects in over 175 countries. At any given moment, 6,600 employees are involved in more than 12,000 projects.


Download all the available presentations as a single .zip file.

Welcome coffee

The 3rd implementation day started with registration and welcome coffee.

Welcome talk by Lars Hauge

Lars Hauge is the COWI's Executive Vice President for bridge, tunnel and marine structures.

Infrastar at a glance by Dr Odile Abraham

Dr Odile Abraham is the Infrastar project coordinator and the Director of the geophysics and non-destructive evaluation research laboratory (GeoEND) at Ifsttar.

  • She graduated in 1990 at the École des Travaux Publics de l'Etat (France), she obtained a PhD at the University of Wales College of Cardiff (UK) in 1993 in structural dynamics and her “Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches” in 2004 at the University of Nantes.
  • She is a member of the Permanent Scientific Board of the French Confederation of NDT.

Download her presentation here.


  • "Challenges in the application of concrete design codes for floating wind turbine support structures" by Simon Vasseur (Ideol)
    Download his presentation here.
  • "Structural Health Monitoring strategies for fatigue assessment of infrastructure components" by Dr Jacob Egede Andersen (COWI)
    Download his presentation here.
  • "Fatigue in grouted connections for offshore wind turbines" by Aitor Arrospide Sanz (COWI)
    Dowload his presentation here.

Focus on Work Package 3: Reliability approaches for decision-making

  • Presentation of the Work Package 3: Reliability approaches for decision-making by the WP3 leader Prof. John Dalsgaard Sørensen (AAU)
    Download his presentation here.

Presentations by ESR9 Amol Mankar, ESR10 Morteza Ahmavidala and ESR11 Sima Rastayesh are not yet available. The results will be published in journal and presented in conferences. Stay tuned!

Posters session

The posters session was the opportunity to discuss about each research project in more details.

Panel discussion

The panel discussion was moderated by Claus Kramhøft (COWI) and comprised the following experts:

Download the questions that has been discussed here.

Speed networking

Each student had the opportunity to discuss for 5 minutes with a professional (engineers or researchers). The discussion could be a kind of self-presentation for a job interview, a mutual self-presentation, a discussion about a specific issue, a questions-answers session, and so on. Every 5 minutes, a bell rang and each student moved from a table to another to meet and discuss with another professional.

Cocktail & networking

The networking continued over snacks and drinks.


Interview with Joey Velarde (ESR8 @ COWI)
"Reliability analysis of structures and advanced modelling of concrete fatigue"

Interview with Prof. John Dalsgaard Sørensen (WP3 leader @ AAU)
"How to best harvest the advantages of reliability analysis of structures and advanced modelling of concrete fatigue?"