WP 9
Training and Dissemination

 

Introduction 

“Sustainable Bridges” project results should be easy reachable to all of audience interested in the field of bridge engineering. To achieve this goal Work Package 9 was organised within consortium and its main responsibility is dissemination of the new methods and procedures elaborated as results of the Project. Bridge owners, consultants, and contractors, small and medium enterprises, as well as researchers and university staffs need to be introduced to the Project effects.

 

 

 

Objectives

Three main objectives can be distinguished in WP9:

  • dissemination of the project results to bridge owners, education institutions, research centres, consultants and contractors by books, reports, seminars, conferences and the web
  • training sessions for technical and management staff with presentation of the practical applications of the project results
  • proposal of implementation of the Project results in the bridge administrations, education institutions, research centres and other interested companies.

     

Activities 

Some of the knowledge dissemination activities are located in the Work Packages WP 1-WP 8:

  • publication in the scientific and technical journals during the lifetime of the project and afterwards (all partners of each Work Package)
  • presentation during the conferences, seminars, etc. (all partners of each Work Package).

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

The list of this kind of activities already realised is presented in chronological order, see list of publications.

 

Main training and dissemination activities are concentrated in WP 9:

  • design, implementation and tuning of the ProjectCoordinator – Project website based tool used for close collaboration between all of the project participants, sharing results, presenting progress, planning and also project management,
  • edition of a book presenting theoretical and experimental background as well as practical applications of the project resultsselected results of the project, (more information).
  • three training sessions for technical and management staff with presentation of the practical applications of the project results, (more information).
  • conference summarizing all results of the project, together with proceedings in printed version, (more information).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PARTNERS
WP 9

 Denmark
COWI A/S

Finland
WSP ConsultingKORTES group
University of Oulu

France
Laboratoire Central des Ponts et Chausées (LCPC)
Societé National de Chemin des Fers (SNCF)

Germany
Deutsche Bahn
Fed Inst f Materials Res. and Testing (BAM)
Rheinisch-Westfälische Tech Hochschule
Universität Stuttgart

Poland
PKP Polish Railway Lines
Wroclaw University of Technology

Sweden
Designtech Projektsamverkan AB
Luleå University of Technology
Swedish Geotechnical Institute
The Swedish Rail Administration

Switzerland
Swiss Federal Institute for Materials Testing and Research (EMPA)

United Kingdom
Network Rail
Salford University

 

Book “Maintaining Railway Bridges for Higher Loads and Speeds”

 

The book is proposed as a guide presenting process of managing railway bridges as well as efficient methods and techniques useful in this process.

 

Main goals of the book can be described as follows:

 

  • general presentation of the results of the whole Project,

     

  • presentation of the theoretical and experimental results of the Project (research and development as innovation-related activities), providing good guidance to cost efficient maintenance of railway bridges,

     

  • presentation of the most efficient methods of railway bridge condition and resistance assessment together with best methods of their monitoring and rehabilitation,

     

  • dissemination of the practical results of the Project together with the knowledge accumulated and created in the Project (references to other publications should be given),

     

  • stimulation of application of the Project results on national and international levels (recommendations, codes, standards).

     

The main groups of the book “Maintaining Railway Bridges for Higher Loads and Speeds” recipients are expected to be:

 

  • major European institutions working on the field of railway bridge engineering,

o International Union of Railways (UIC),

o railway administrations of all European countries (EC and non-EC countries),

o selected research centres,

o selected universities,

o selected contractors and investors,

  • Project participants,

     

  • international bridge engineering organizations:

o International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE),

o International Association for Bridge Maintenance and Safety (IABMAS).

 

The following contents is proposed for the book “Maintaining Railway Bridges for Higher Loads and Speeds”:

 

1. INTRODUCTION
the general idea of the book and description of the book content. Reference to the Project “Sustainable Bridges” – general information on the Project.

 

2. RAILWAY BRIDGES IN EUROPE AND THEIR LOADS
population of railway bridges in Europe. Material, construction types, loads. Identification of the main maintenance and management problems.

 

3. MAINTENANCE STRATEGIES
overall description of the normal operation of bridges and upgrading methods. Comparison of maintenance strategies. New requirements stimulated by higher loads and speeds.

 

4. RAILWAY BRIDGE DETERIORATION
the uniform system of identification of deterioration processes and classification of railway bridge damages with examples of various types of damages. The damage catalogue will be a collection of bridge deterioration processes representative for the European railway network.

 

5. INSPECTION, TESTING AND CONDITION ASSESSMENT
the most efficient techniques of inspection, testing and assessment of bridge condition.

 

6. MONITORING OF BRIDGE CONDITION
methods and techniques of railway bridge condition monitoring by means of advanced technologies of measurement and data transmission.

 

7. CAPACITY AND RESISTANCE
the most effective methods of bridge capacity and resistance analysis and evaluation.

 

8. REPAIR AND STRENGTHENING
the best technologies of repair and strengthening applicable in railway bridge engineering.

 

APPENDIX
CD-ROM containing selected technical documents (guidelines, reports, papers).

 

 

 

 

Training sessions 

Three international training sessions for technical and managerial staff will be prepared on the basis of results from all Work Packages of the project. The training will support practical implementation of the knowledge accumulated and created in the Project.

The training should achieve the following goals:

 

  • presentation of the technical results of the Project,

     

  • discussion on the Project results by potential users,

     

  • stimulation of application of the Project results in national and international standards,

     

  • stimulation of further application of the Project results in the bridge management, tactical and strategic planning on the national and international level, integration of the European transportation system.

     

Individual training sessions will cover different areas of the railway bridge management, will be organised by different institution in different place and time:

 

  • Training I: “Condition Assessment & Inspection, Repair and Strengthening of Railway Bridges”, organiser: Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und –prüfung (BAM), Germany, http://www.bam.de, planned time: 10.2006;

     

  • Training II: “Load and Resistance Assessment of Railway Bridges”, organiser: COWI A/S (COWI), Denmark, http://www.cowi.dk, planned time: 05.2007;

     

  • Training III: “Monitoring of Railway Bridges”, organiser: Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Testing and Research (EMPA), Switzerland, http://mcs.epfl.ch, planned time: 06.2007;

     

All of the training sessions will be carried out in the main offices of responsible institutions. Their locations are in the central Europe what is optimal from the point of view of the travel distances from other European countries. There is also other advantage of this choice – availability of specialized laboratory facilities with experienced technical staff and accommodation conditions. Proposed location of each training session is presented on the map of Europe.

 

 

 

Location of training sessions

 

 

International Conference “Sustainable Bridges”

 

 

Main goals of the International Conference “Sustainable Bridges” can be characterized in the following way:

  • general presentation of the whole Integrated Project “Sustainable Bridges – Assessment for Future Traffic Demands and Longer Lives”,

     

  • presentation of the theoretical and experimental background of the Project (research and development as well as innovation-related activities),

     

  • information on demonstration and training activities,

     

  • dissemination of the technical results of the Project together with the knowledge accumulated and created in the Project (details of possible access to the information),

     

  • discussions with the potential users of the Project results,

     

  • support for practical implementation of the Project results in the field of railway bridge engineering,

     

  • international exchange of information in the field of railway bridge maintenance and management,

     

  • stimulation of application of the Project results on national and international levels (recommendations, codes, standards, etc.).

     

The International Conference “Sustainable Bridges” will take place in Wrocław, Poland (http://www.wroclaw.pl) at the Main Building (A1) of the Wrocław University of Technology (http://www.pwr.wroc.pl) in October 10-12, 2007.

 

 

The following programme of the International Conference “Sustainable Bridges” is planned:

First day

· Session 1: “Opening ceremony”

 

· Session 2: “European Railway Bridges: Needs and Possibilities”

· Lunch

· Session 3: “Inspection, Testing and Assessment of Bridge Condition”

· Coffee break

· Session 4: “New Advanced Tools for Bridge Monitoring”

· Conference Dinner

 

Second day

· Session 5: “Bridge Performance and Resistance for Higher Loads and Speeds”

· Coffee break

· Session 6: “Advanced Technologies of Railway Bridge Rehabilitation”

· Lunch

· Session 7: “Practical Implementation of the Project Results”

· Coffee break

· Session 8: “General Discussion & Closing Ceremony”

 

 

Location of conference

 

 

Wroclaw University of Technology – Main Building (A1)

 

Main Auditorium of Wroclaw University of Technology proposed for the conference (350 seats)

 

List of publications: 

 

 

1 Journal publications:

 

a) Niederleithinger E. (BAM), „Europäisches Forschungsprojekt: Effektivere Nutzung von Eisenbahnbrücken“ (based on 3g), in German), Beratende Ingenieure 05/2004,

 

b) Niederleithinger E. (BAM), „Europäisches Forschungsprojekt für die effective Nutzung von Eisenbahnbrücken (based on 3g), in German), Materialprüfung (Journal of the German Society for Materials Testing, DVM), edition 05/2004,

 

c) Olofsson I. (SKAN), Elfgren L. (LTU), Bell B. (NR), Paulsson B. (BV), Niederleithinger E. (BAM), Jensen J.S. (COWI), Feltrin G. (EMPA), Täljsten B. (LTU/SKAN), Cremona C. (LCPC), Kiviluoma R. (KORTES), Bień J. (WUT), “Assessment of European Railway Bridges for Future Traffic Demands and Longer Lives – EC Project «Sustainable Bridges»”, Structure and Infrastructure Engineering,

 

d) Krüger M., Große C.U. (USTUTT), “Structural Health Monitoring with Wireless Sensor Networks”, In: Otto-Graf-Journal 15 (2004), pp. 77-89,

 

e) Melbourne C., McDonald M. (USAL), “Masonry and Brick Arch Bridges: Condition assessment and remedial treatment”, CIRIA publication RP692, due to be published in 2005,

 

f) Huth O., Hejll A., Feltrin G., Motavalli M. (EMPA), "Effects of prestress force loss on natural frequencies of a concrete girder", International Journal of Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, Accepted for publication,

 

g) Cruz P.J.S., Diaz de León A., Nunes J.P., Leung C.K.Y. (UMINHO), “Mechanical Characterization Design of a Fiber Optic Plate Sensor for Cracking Monitoring”, Experimental Mechanics, Submitted for publication in May 2005,

 

h) Gebremichael Y.M., Li W., Boyle W.J.O., Leighton J., Meggitt B.T., Grattan K.T.V. (CityU), “Design and Performance Evaluation of a Wavelength Multiplexed Bragg Grating Sensor System for Monitoring Applications”, Submitted for publication in Meas. Sci. Journal,

 

 

2 Conference papers – past presentation and publication:

 

a) Bień J. (WUT), “Information Technology for Concrete Bridges Condition Evaluation and Monitoring”, fib Symposium 2004 – Concrete Structures: The Challenge of Creativity, Avignon, France, April 2004,

 

b) Kiviluoma R. (KORTES), “Yhteiseurooppalaiset tutkimushankkeet tarkoitus, mahdollisuudet ja kokemukset” (in Finish), Siltapäivät 2004, Vantaa, Finland, May 2004,

 

c) Bień J., Rawa P., Zwolski J. (WUT), “Applying Vibration Exciters to Obtain Dynamic Characteristics of Steel Viaduct” (in Polish), Testing of Materials and Engineering Structures Conference, Wroclaw, Poland, June 2004, 

 

d) Villalba V., Casas J.R. (UPC), “Structural health monitoring of post-tensioned bridges and structures based on fiber optics”, 2nd European Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring, Munich, Germany, July 2004,

 

e) Casas J.R., Villalba V. (UPC), “Structural Integrity of post-tensioned concrete bridges by tendon monitoring”, 12th International Conference on Experimental Mechanics, ICEM12, Bari, Italy, August 2004,

 

f) Alonso F.A., Nazar M., Casas J.R. (UPC), “SIGPE- Development of a State Bridge Management System in Mexico”, Second International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management, IABMAS'04, Kyoto, Japan, October 2004,

 

g) Olofsson I. (SKAN), Elfgren L. (LTU), “Sustainable Bridges - Assessment for Future Traffic Demands and Longer Lives”, Second International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management, IABMAS'04, Kyoto, Japan, October 2004,

 

h) Bień J. (WUT), “Taxonomy of bridge models in bridge management systems”, Second International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management, IABMAS'04, Kyoto, Japan, October 2004,

 

 

i) Villalba V., Casas J.R. (UPC), “Long-term monitoring of prestressing strands in post-tensioned concrete bridges and structures”, Second International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management, IABMAS'04, Kyoto, Japan, October 2004,

 

j) Motavalli M., Feltrin G, Gsell D., Meyer J. (EMPA): “Instrumentation of the Indoor Cable Stayed Bridge at EMPA”, North American- Euro-Pacific Workshop For Sensing Issues in Civil Structural Health Monitoring, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, November 2004,

 

k) Bień J., Kamiński T. (WUT), “Masonry Arch Bridges in Poland”, 4th International Conference on Arch Bridges, ARCH’04, Barcelona, Spain, November 2004,

 

l) Melbourne C., Tomor A. (USAL), “Fatigue Performance of Composite and Radial-pin Reinforcement on Multi-ring masonry Aches”, 4th International Conference on Arch Bridges, ARCH’04, Barcelona, Spain, November 2004, pp 427-434,

 

m) Bień J., Kamiński T. (WUT), “Selected methods of load bearing capacity assessment of masonry arch bridges” (in Polish), V Scientific and Technological Conference “The Main Issues of Designing, Construction and Maintenance of Small and Medium Span Bridges”, Wroclaw, Poland, December 2004,

 

n) Bień J. (WUT), Cruz P.J.S. (UMINHO), Maksymowicz M. (UMINHO), “Unified classification of damages of railway concrete bridges” (in Polish), V Scientific and Technological Conference “The Main Issues of Designing, Construction and Maintenance of Small and Medium Span Bridges”, Wroclaw, Poland, December 2004,

 

o) Marrón P.J., Saukh O., Krüger M., Große C.U. (USTUTT), “Sensor Network Issues in the Sustainable Bridges Project”, 2nd European Workshop on Wireless Sensor Networks (EWSN), Istanbul, Turkey, January 31 – February 2, 2005,

 

p) Melbourne C., Tomor A. (USAL), “Effect of FRP and Radial-pin reinforcement on the modes of Failure and Fatigue Performance of Multi-ring Masonry Arches”, Fifth International Conference On Bridge Management, Guildford, Surrey, UK, April 2005, pp 484-491,

 

q) Melbourne C., Tomor A., Wang J. (USAL), “Modes of Failure of Multi-ring Masonry Arches under fatigue Loading”, Fifth International Conference On Bridge Management, Guildford, Surrey, UK, April 2005, pp 476-483,

 

r) Villalba V., Casas J.R. (UPC), “Long-term monitoring and up-dating of corrosion models in post-tensioned concrete structures”, IV International Workshop on Life-Cycle Cost Analysis and Design of Civil Infrastructure Systems, Cocoa Beach, FL, USA, May 2005,

 

s) Alonso F.A., Casas J.R., Nazar M. (UPC), “SIGPE-Development of a state bridge management system in Mexico”, Joint ASME/ASCE/SES Conference on Mechanics and Materials, McMat2005, Baton Rouge, LA, USA, June 2005,

 

t) Krüger M., Große C.U., Marrón P.J. (USTUTT), “Wireless Structural Health Monitoring using MEMS”, 6th International Conference on Damage Assessment of Structures, Gdansk, Poland, July 4-6, 2005, pp. 625-634,

 

u) Helmerich R., Niederleithinger E., Stoppel M., Wiggenhauser H. (BAM), “The Role of Advanced Non-Destructive Techniques in Condition Assessment of Existing Bridges”, 2nd International Conference „Reliability, Safety and Diagnostics of Transport Structures and Means“, Pardubice, Czech Republic, July 7-8, 2005,

 

v) Bień J., Gładysz M. (WUT), “Sustainable Bridges – Research Project of European Community, 6th International Bridge Engineering Conference, TRB, Boston, USA, July 2005,

 

w) Große C.U., Kurz J.H., Beutel R., Reinhardt H.W., Krüger M., Saukh O., Marrón P.J., Rothermel K. (USTUTT), Meyer J., Bischoff R., Feltrin G. (EMPA), “Combined Inspection and Monitoring Techniques for SHM of Bridges”, 5th International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring (IWSHM) 2005, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA, September 12-14, 2005, Ed.: Fu-Kuo Chang; Lancaster PA: DEStech Publications Inc. (2005), 1403-1410. ISBN: 1-932078-51-7,

 

x) Bień J., Rawa P., Zwolski J. (WUT), “Monitoring of Composite Bridges by Dynamic Tests”, International Conference on Experimental Vibration Analysis for Civil Engineering Structures, EVACES 2005, Bordeaux, France, October 26-28, 2005,

 

y) Taffe A., Schaurich D., Weritz F., Wilsch G. (BAM), “Chloride and sulphate content in concrete with laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS)”, International Conference on Concrete Repair, Rehabilitation and Retrofitting, ICCRRR 2005, Cape Town, South Africa, November 2005,

 

z) Helmerich R., Niederleithinger E. (BAM), “Non-Destructive Techniques for the Condition Assessment of Railway Bridges”, International Conference on Concrete Repair, Rehabilitation and Retrofitting, ICCRRR 2005, Cape Town, South Africa, November 2005,

 

aa) Große C.U., Kurz J., Reinhardt H.W., Krüger M., Marrón P.J., Rothermel K. (USTUTT), Meyer J., Feltrin G. (EMPA), “Wireless monitoring of concrete structures using micro-electro-mechanical sensors (MEMS)”, International Conference on Concrete Repair, Rehabilitation and Retrofitting, ICCRRR 2005, Cape Town, South Africa, November 2005,

 

bb) Kiviluoma, R. (KORTES), “European Railway Bridge Sustainability”, International Workshop on Lifetime Engineering of Civil Infrastructure, Ube, Yamaguchi, Japan, November 9-11, 2005,

 

cc) Wisniewski D. (UMINHO), Casas J.R. (UPC), Ghosn M. (UPC), “Load-capacity evaluation of existing railway bridge based on robustness quantification”, JCCS and IABSE Workshop on Robustness of Structures, Garston, Watford, UK, November 28-29, 2005,

 

3 Press releases:

 

a) «Sustainable Bridges» – Project Presentation”,

 

b) Olofsson I. (SKAN), Paulsson B. (BV), Elfgren L. (LTU), Gullerström A., “Skanska leder EU-samarbete för effektivare järnvägsbroar” (in Swedish),

 

c) European research project creates Sustainable Bridges”,

 

d) ”Europeiskt samarbete om beständiga broar”(in Swedish),

 

e) “Sustainable Railway Bridges” (in Polish), Pryzmat No. 174, WUT InformationJournal, Poland, February 2004,

 

f) “Closer to European Union” (in Polish), Infrator No. 4/2004, PLK InformationJournal, Poland, April 2004,

 

g) Press release BAM/ DB 05/2004,

 

h) ” Schweizer Forschung im EU-Projekt «Sustainable Bridges»” (in Swiss German), Switzerland, June 2004,

 

i) La recherche suisse participe au projet de l’UE «SustainableBridges»” (in Swiss French), Switzerland, June 2004,  

 

j) Sas M. “Children of Captain Grant” (in Polish), Słowo Polskie, Poland, July 17th, 2005,

 

k) ”Designtech delivers ProjectCoordinator to Sustainable Bridges, a large scale integrated project within the Sixth Framework Programme of the European Union”,

 

4 Conference papers – planned presentation and publication:

 

a) Helmerich R., Niederleithinger E., Wiggenhauser H. (BAM), “A Toolbox with Non-Destructive Testing Methods for the Condition Assessment of Railway Bridges”, TRB 85th Annual Meeting, Washington D.C., USA, January 22-26, 2006,

 

b) Helmerich R., Maierhofer Ch., Röllig M., Schultz A. (BAM), “Impulse-Thermography Used for Quality Control of Application and Early Detection of Bond Failures in CFRP-Strengthened Concrete Beams”, IABSE Conference on Operation, Maintenance and Rehabilitation of Large Infrastructure Projects, Bridges and Tunnels, Copenhagen, Denmark, May 15-17, 2006,

 

c) Niederleithinger E., Helmerich R., Wiggenhauser H., Krause M., Streicher D. (BAM), “NDT Methods for Condition Assessment of Large Concrete Bridges”, IABSE Conference on Operation, Maintenance and Rehabilitation of Large Infrastructure Projects, Bridges and Tunnels, Copenhagen, Denmark, May 15-17, 2006,

 

d) Bień J., Jakubowski K. (WUT), “Hierarchical Classification Of Damages Of Steel Railway Bridges”, 6th International Symposium on Steel Bridges, Prague, Czech Republic, May 31- June 2, 2006,

 

e) Bień J., Rawa P., Zwolski J. (WUT), Monitoring of Dynamic Parameters of Steel Bridges by Vibration Tests, 6th International Symposium on Steel Bridges, Prague, Czech Republic, May 31- June 2, 2006,

 

f) Maksymowicz M. (UMINHO), Bień J. (WUT), Cruz P. (UMINHO), “Assessment of load capacity of railway RC slab spans with reinforcement losses”, The Second fib Congress 2006, Naples, Italy, June 5-8, 2006,

 

g) Alonso F.A., Casas J.R., Nazar M. (UPC), “Optimal maintenance and rehabilitation policies for different structural bridge components implemented in a State Bridge Management System”, The Second fib Congress 2006, Naples, Italy, June 5-8, 2006,

 

h) Matos J.C., Henriques A.A., Figueiras J.A., Casas J.R., Garcia O.D., Vehi J. (UPC), “Long term assessment of a prestressed concrete bridge”, The Second fib Congress 2006, Naples, Italy, June 5-8, 2006,

 

i) Bień J., Kamiński T. (WUT), “Numerical Modelling of Damaged Masonry Arch Bridges”, Third International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management, IABMAS'06, Porto, Portugal, July 16-19, 2006,

 

j) Bień J., Krzyżanowski J., Rawa P., Skoczyński W., Szymkowski J., Zwolski J. (WUT), “System for Monitoring of Steel Railway Bridges Based on Forced Vibration Tests”, Third International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management, IABMAS'06, Porto, Portugal, July 16-19, 2006,

 

k) Helmerich R., Maierhofer Ch., Röllig M., Arndt R. (BAM), “Bond Quality Survey of Loaded RC-Beams with CFRP-Plate Repair Using Impulse-Thermography”, Third International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management, IABMAS'06, Porto, Portugal, July 16-19, 2006,

 

l) Kohl Ch., Maierhofer Ch., Streicher D., Krause M., Algernon D., Wiggenhauser H. (BAM), “Development and Combined Application of NDT Echo-Methods for the Investigation of Post Tensioned Concrete Bridges”, Third International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management, IABMAS'06, Porto, Portugal, July 16-19, 2006,

 

m) Maksymowicz M. (UMINHO), Cruz P.(UMINHO), Bień J. (WUT), “Concrete Railway Bridges – Taxonomy of Degradation Mechanisms Identified by NDT Methods”, Third International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management, IABMAS'06, Porto, Portugal, July 16-19, 2006,

 

n) Niederleithinger E., Helmerich R., Wiggenhauser H. (BAM), “Bridge Condition Assessment Using Combined Non-Destructive Testing Methods”, Third International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management, IABMAS'06, Porto, Portugal, July 16-19, 2006,

 

o) Weritz F., Taffe A., Schaurich D., Wilsch G. (BAM), “Determination of Chloride Content for Condition Assessment and Quality Assurance of Concrete Bridges by Means of Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS)”, Third International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management, IABMAS'06, Porto, Portugal, July 16-19, 2006,

 

p) Gebremichael Y.M., Li W., Boyle W.J.O., Leighton J., Meggitt B.T., Grattan K.T.V. (CityU), “Multiplexed Fibre Bragg Grating Sensor System for Bridge Monitoring Applications”, Third International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management, IABMAS'06, Porto, Portugal, July 16-19, 2006,

 

q) Jensen J.S. (COWI),Karoumi R. (KTH), Casas J.R. (UPC), Gylltoft K. (CHALM), Patrón A. (LCPC), Melbourne C. (USAL),"Development of a Guideline for Load and Resistance Assessment of Existing European Railway Bridges", Third International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management, IABMAS'06, Porto, Portugal, July 16-19, 2006,

 

r) Casas J.R. (UPC), Brühwiler E. (EPFL), Cervenka J. (CER), Holm G. (SGI), Wiśniewski D. (UPC), "General basis and criteria for the capacity assessment of European railway bridges", Third International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management, IABMAS'06, Porto, Portugal, July 16-19, 2006,

 

s) James G. & et al. (KTH), "Considerations for traffic loads in the assessment of existing railway bridges", Third International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management, IABMAS'06, Porto, Portugal, July 16-19, 2006,

 

t) Patrón A. (LCPC), Hoehler S. (RWTH), Lagerqvist O. (LTU), Maksymowicz M. (UMINHO), "Improved assessment methods for static and fatigue resistance of metallic railway bridges in Europe", Third International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management, IABMAS'06, Porto, Portugal, July 16-19, 2006,

 

u) Plos M. (CHALM), Gylltoft K. (CHALM), Cervenka J. (CER), Elfgren L. (LTU), Brühwiler E. (EPFL), Rosell E. (VV), Thelandersson S. (LUND), “Structural assessment of concrete railway bridges: Non-linear analysis and remaining fatigue life”, Third International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management, IABMAS'06, Porto, Portugal, July 16-19, 2006,

 

v) Melbourne C. (USAL), "On the assessment of the load carrying capacity of masonry arch bridges", Third International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management, IABMAS'06, Porto, Portugal, July 16-19, 2006,

 

5 Lectures and presentations:

 

a) Bień J., Gładysz M. (WUT),«Sustainable Bridges», Assessment for Future Traffic Demands and Longer Lives – Project Presentation”,fib Symposium 2004 – Concrete Structures: The Challenge of Creativity, Avignon, France, April 2004,

 

b) Bień J. (WUT), “Integrated Project «Sustainable Bridges»”, Institute of Civil Engineering, Wroclaw University of Technology, Wroclaw, Poland, May 2004,

 

c) Bień J. (WUT), “Integrated Project «Sustainable Bridges»”, UIC “Masonry Arch Bridges” Project Working-Group Meeting, Oslo, June 2004,

 

d) Bień J. (WUT), “Identification of Bridge Damages During Monitoring”, International Bridge Engineering School, BRIDMO – Bridge Monitoring, Guimaraes, Portugal, July 2004,

 

e) Bień J., Gładysz M. (WUT), “Bridge Failures and Bridge Monitoring”, International Bridge Engineering School, BRIDMO – Bridge Monitoring, Guimaraes, Portugal, July 2004,

 

f) Bień J. (WUT), “Information Technology for Concrete Bridge Condition Evaluation and Monitoring”, International Bridge Engineering School, BRIDMO – Bridge Monitoring, Guimaraes, Portugal, July 2004,

 

g) Feltrin G. (EMPA), “Experimental Tools for Mechanical Measurements and their Applications in Bridge Monitoring”, International Bridge Engineering School, BRIDMO – Bridge Monitoring, Guimaraes, Portugal, July 2004.

 

h) Feltrin G. (EMPA), “Temperature and Damage Effects on Modal Parameters
of a Reinforced Concrete Bridge”, International Bridge Engineering School, BRIDMO – Bridge Monitoring, Guimaraes, Portugal, July 2004.

 

i) Bień J., Kmita J. (WUT), “International research projects in the field of railway bridge engineering” (in Polish), 50th Scientific Conference of The Committee of Civil and Mechanical Engineering of Polish Academy of Science and The Polish Association of Civil Engineers and Technicians, Krynica, Poland, September 2004,

 

j) Biliszczuk J., Bień J. (WUT), “WUT in International Bridge Projects”, V Scientific and Technological Conference “The Main Issues of Designing, Construction and Maintenance of Small and Medium Span Bridges”, Wroclaw, Poland, December 2004,

 

k) Bień J., Gładysz M.(WUT), “Participation of WUT in International Research Cooperation in Bridge Engineering”, V Scientific Session “Development of Bridge Engineering in Framework Programme of EU”, Zmigrod, Poland, December 12, 2004,

 

l) Bień J.(WUT), “Innovation in Bridge Managements Systems”, International Conference “Innovation in Building Engineering”, Zielona Gora, Poland, February 2, 2005,

 

m) General assembly of the “Swiss Society for Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics”, Duebendorf, Switzerland, April 15, 2005,

 

n) Summer School on Wireless Sensor Networks and Smart Objects, Schloss Dagstuhl, Germany, August 29 - September 3, 2005,

 

o) SAMCO Summer Academy, Zell am See, Austria, September 6-9, 2005,

 

p) Symposium “Brücken in die Zukunft”, Duebendorf, Switzerland, November 3, 2005,

 

q) Casas J.R. (UPC), “Bridge management: actual and future trends” Keynote Lecture, Third International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management, IABMAS'06, Porto, Portugal, July 16-19, 2006,

 

6 Posters:

 

a) “Contribution of BAM to the European project «Sustainable Bridges»”, Internal poster for visitors at BAM,

 

b) “Institute of Civil Engineering, Wroclaw University of Technology – international projects and research activities”, poster on Polish Academy of Science Exhibition, Warsaw, Poland,

 

7 Activities related to the Project field of interest

 

a) European Sustainable Masonry Arch Network (SMArT) Network meetings and web-site, the aim of the network is to promote, disseminate and apply research into the establishment, maintenance and construction of arch structures.

 

b) Taffe A., Krause M., Milmann B., Niederleithinger E., “Assessment of Foundation Slabs with US-Echo in the Re-Use Process”, International Conference on Concrete Repair, Rehabilitation and Retrofitting, ICCRRR 2005, Cape Town, South Africa, November 2005,

 

8 Other:

 

a) Gefahrgut 05/2004: Forschungsprojekt: BAM prüft Eisenbahnbrücken, (based on 3g)),

 

b) Kilpelä A.(OU), “Optical Distance Measurement Techniques in Civil Engineering Applications” 2004. 13 pp.,

 

c) 2.2 M.Sc. Ryynänen T., Aho T. (OU), “Bridge Inspection. Condition Assessment Review in Finland”, 2004, 10 pp.,

 

d) Lyöri Veijo (OU), “Optical Fibre Sensors for Civil Engineering Applications” 2004, 14 pp.,

 

e) Finnish Road Administration. Evaluation of Degree of Rusting of Concrete Reinforcement. Finnra Reports 48/2003, 10pp.+3 app., www.tiehallinto.fi/(julkaisut)pdf

 

f) Heikkilä R., Jaakkola M., Pulkkinen P. (OU), “Preliminary report on how to fix damages and failures on the bridge for renovation planning”,

 

g) “Modelling measurements and measurement models - Problems and solutions of 3-D geometrical Control in Concrete Bridge Engineering”, 21st International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction, ISARC 2004, Jeju Korea, September, 2004.