Title: Impact of climate change on the structural health of bridges
Principal Investigator: Elói João Faria Figueiredo (Faculdade de Engenharia, Universidade Lusófona)
Total funding: €13,302 (funded by Iceland/Liechtenstein/Norway Grants)
Starting date: March, 1st, 2021
End date: February, 28th, 2023
The goal of this project is to develop a systematic framework for the probabilistic assessment of the impact of climate change on the structural health of existing bridges, by coupling climate risk evaluation and health monitoring techniques. Basically, we intend to integrate existing procedures for the assessment of climate change threats into the Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) of bridges, leading to a climate-aware SHM framework.
Additionally, this project intends to present the latest technological updates on the SHM of bridges to the scientific community, technical staff of consultancy companies and public entities in Portugal and Norway, as well as to promote technological advances and business initiatives around the life-cycle management of bridges.
Various activities are planned under the ClimaBridge Project, namely: two three-day workshops (Lisbon and Oslo), a joint course on SHM, long-term monitoring of an existing railway bridge, several scientific meetings and a one-day conference.
This project is funded by EEA Grants Portugal as a partnership between Lusófona University, Oslo Metropolitan University (OsloMet), Infraestruturas de Portugal (IP) and Laboratório Nacional de Engenharia Civil (LNEC).