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SHM trends and opportunities for the civil engineering sector [29:16 min]


Bruno Godart, Deputy head of the Bridges and Structures Department – Ifsttar, France

Bruno Godart, born 1956, received a CE diploma from the Ecole Nationale des Travaux Publics de l'Etat in France in 1975, and a master of science from Stanford University in 1979. Having done his career in the Laboratoire Central des Ponts et Chaussées (LCPC - Central Laboratory for Roads and Bridges) where his last position was technical Director for bridges, Bruno Godart is currently the deputy head of the Bridges and Structures Department at Ifsttar (French Institute of Science and Technology for Transport, Development and Networks). He is the author of many publications in the field of pathology, investigations, repair, strengthening, durability and management of bridges.
He leads expertises on structures such as bridges, dams, nuclear power plants, and participates actively in the elaboration of the french and european technical doctrine. He is also senior Lecturer at the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées (ENPC) and is involved in several international associations like LABSE, RILEM, IABMAS.


Frédéric Bourquin, Head of the Components and Systems Department – Ifsttar, France [at 16:13 min]

Frédéric Bourquin graduated in 1984 at Ecole Polytechnique in France and in 1987 at Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées. He defended in 1991 a PhD thesis in applied mathematics and his habilitation to supervise PhD theses in 1995. He is the author of over 50 peer reviewed publications and several patents. His research topics include numerical methods for fluid-structure interaction, dynamics of complex structures, inverse heat transfer, active control of structures, sensor placement, energy efficiency assessment of buildings, simplified models for smart grids, inverse potable water networks modeling, scour monitoring and numerical simulation of nano-transducers. He supervised 23 PhD students, four of them in Italy. He heads the Components and Systems Department (300 scientists) at Ifsttar with emphasis on research and technology transfer. Co-leader of the focus area Networks and of the refine initiative at ECTP, member of the Joint Task Force on infrastructures and of the european For ever Open Road executive committee, he participated in the board of the International association for structural Control. He acts as an expert for ESF and has chaired three international conferences on control and organized two.
He is a member of the european Laboratory Lagrange and has contributed to more than five european projects on monitoring and control (ASSET, SAMCO, SMART, CONVIB, SMARTER, ISTIMES) as well as domestic industry-driven projects on the monitoring of transport infrastructures, water supply networks and water quality, smart grids for smart energy management of buildings.

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