universidade lusófona

Civil Research Group

For sustainable and resilient buildings and infrastructure

The Civil Research Group has been focused on three research topics: Structural Health Monitoring, Circular Materials, and Resilience and Sustainability in Built and Natural Environments.

Summer School on Sustainable Design and Construction of Road Pavements

July 1-5, 2024, Online | July 8-12, In-person, Lisbon, Portugal, be-READY Summer School

GeoHyTE Software

GeoHyTE is a computational tool for the automatic identification of the small strain shear modulus of geomaterials from the output signal of bender element tests.

INTENT – Intelligent health monitoring of road infrastructures using bender elements embedded in pavements

INTENT is a R&D project to develop a new bender element for the continuous monitoring of the dynamic stiffness of unbound granular layers, and use it, along with conventional sensors and advanced numerical models, to fuel machine learning algorithms for continuous monitoring of pavements.

Summer Course on Structural Health Monitoring 2024 (2nd Edition)

5 ECTS | July 15-19, 2024, in person (30h) | 15h remotely | MSc and PhD Students

BuildingAdapt – Pioneer study to analyse the resilience of university teaching buildings to climate change

  This study focuses on the growing concern about how university teaching buildings can adapt to climate change and how environmental comfort conditions for their occupants can be guaranteed in future scenarios.

Short Course 12h | Introduction to Structural Health Monitoring (3rd Edition)

Download our App4SHM!

25 AUGUST 2023

You can already download our App4SHM from Apple Store and Google Play!

Climate Action for Buildings and Infrastructure

Adaptation is the pathway for new and existing buildings and infrastructure on their climate journey. This action brings together some answers to some unknowns.

be-READY – REsilient roAD pavement for sustainabilitY

The Project “be-READY – REsilient roAD pavements for sustainabilitY” of Prof. Vítor Antunes has started, as published on the EEA Grant website. The deterioration of roads is one of the biggest challenges in infrastructure management. How can we achieve sustainable pavement solutions? Have a look at the workshop being organized at OsloMet.

A Road for Adaptation of Bridges to Climate Change

Seminar: Auditorium Agostinho da Silva, Lusófona University | September 27, 2022 | Lisbon, Portugal | Public and free access This seminar intends to bring together experts from the bridge engineering field and academia, climatologists, bridge authorities, and decision makers to understand the impacts of climate change on the health of bridges and to propose cost-effective adaptation strategies.

App4SHM – Smartphone application for structural health monitoring

Development of a smartphone application to monitor the structural health of buildings and special structures (like bridges) after catastrophic events.

ClimaBridge Project

For more information: ClimaBridge Project – Impact of climate change on the structural health of bridges. This project is coordinated by Eloi Figueiredo.

Structural Health Monitoring

At our group, Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) has been proposed for damage identification in infrastructure (e.g., bridges) and road pavements, and more recently for climate change adaptation. Four main vectors have driven our research: system identification (e.g., dynamic field tests), machine learning, finite element modeling, and sensor node development.

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