Here you will find news relevant to the activities of the initiative including webinars, talks, consulting projects, publications, participation in conferences and meetings mostly relevant to resilience of critical infrastructure with emphasis on transport and energy assets and their intra/interdependencies, views on the UNs Sustainable Development Goals and use of digital and emerging technologies in infrastructure risk-based management
It was an honour that Dr Stergios Mitoulis has been invited to join the editorial panel of the Journal of Bridge Engineering, at Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), UK.This is a prestigious journal of the ICE, attracts both academic papers and real bridge applications. More information for the Journal can be found here: www.icevirtuallibrary.com/toc/jbren/current
Participation in UCL EPICentre Encounters: Recent advances and perspectives in multi-hazard risk and resilience
Our group participated in the event organised by the EPICentre at University College London (UCL) on 2-3 July 2019: “Recent advances and perspectives in multi-hazard risk and resilience”
Dr S Mitoulis presented our recent developments and ideas on “Resilience of transport infrastructure exposed to multiple hazards with applications on bridges”
It was our pleasure to deliver a seminar in Birmingham today, on state-of-the-art methods and practices for risk and resilience of bridges and networks exposed to natural hazards!
Interesting discussions and interaction with a group of experienced engineers who design, assess and manage infrastructure assets.
We participated to ICONHIC2019: 2nd International Conference on Natural Hazards & Infrastructure, 23-26 June in Chania, Greece.
Glad to present our recent work on resilience assessment of infrastructure, and to meet with friends and colleagues.
“Resilience of critical infrastructure for multiple hazards: Case study on a highway bridge”, by Argyroudis S, Hofer L, Zanini MA, Mitoulis S
“Resilience of bridges subjected to earthquakes: A case study on a portfolio of road bridges”, by Nasiopoulos G, Mantadakis N, Pitilakis D, Argyroudis SA, Mitoulis SA
We are happy to announce a specialised seminar on the Fragility assessment for retrofit prioritisation of bridges and impact on the road network, which will be delivered on 12 July 2019 by Dr Sotiria Stefanidou, Postdoctoral Researcher & visiting lecturer of the International Hellenic University.
The seminar will take place on Friday 12 July 2019, 12:00-13:00, at the University of Surrey, room 39 BB 02. Any enquiries, please email email@example.com , www.surrey.ac.uk/cee
In the framework of DYMOBRIS H2020-SERA-TA project, we have successfully performed the experiments at the Europroteas facility, Greece on the 6th of June. The scour effects in the dynamic response of the Soil-Foundation-Structure systems were monitored under variable vibration frequencies. The results of this project will provide a unique benchmark for informing both the design and assessment of bridges and other marine structures subjected to a sequence of scour and earthquake effects.
Meeting with Highways England: “University research – highway structures – hydraulic actions & extreme weather events”
We participated in the annual meeting organised on 14th of May by Highways England, on “University research – highway structures – hydraulic actions & extreme weather events”, with interesting discussions between academics and representatives of HE, on research priorities and the preparation of the DMRB document to replace BD 97/12 The Assessment of Scour and Other Hydraulic Actions at Highway Structures.
On the 10th of May we participated in the London Bridges Engineering Group (LoBEG) AGM, where we presented our ongoing survey for developing restoration curves for bridges exposed to hydraulic hazards.
Our research activities are aligned with the bridge management strategy for the London boroughs developed and implemented by LoBEG.
Special Session on “Monitoring strategies for enhancing transport infrastructure resilience”, IABMAS2020, June 28-July 2, Sapporo, Japan
We are happy to announce the organisation of a special session with the National Physics Laboratory (NPL) from UK, on “Monitoring strategies for enhancing transport infrastructure resilience”. This special session will take place in IABMAS 2020 conference, June 28 – July 2, Sapporo, Japan.
Submission of abstracts is extended till the 1st of June, here
Monitoring strategies are crucial in assessing rapidly and reliably the safety level, e.g. structural and geotechnical capacity, and the functionality, e.g. traffic capacity, of transport infrastructure assets. The importance of integrated monitoring systems emanates from the significance of the traffic disruptions and functionality loss of transport infrastructure. However, the vast of monitoring data and evidence, which is being made available on a daily basis to transport asset owners, remains unexploited. This includes terrestrial, e.g. data by CCTV cameras and mobile activity, monitoring of assets, and airborne data, e.g. InSAR, UAV/Drone sensors, hyperspectral imaging, aerial photography, and open-access crowd data, e.g. Google or Waze traffic data, population, weather and air pollution conditions. The Special Session intends to promote the exchange of knowledge concerning the use of monitoring systems toward well-informed quantitative risk analysis and resilience assessments for transport assets in an effort to efficiently manage assets, reduce maintenance costs and increase the resilience of our infrastructure.
Our course on Risk and Resilience of Bridges and Networks will be repeated in Birmingham, 1 July 2019
You are all welcome!
more info: https://www.etsols.com/resiliencebridges