Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Universidade de Aveiro (Portugal), University of Osijek (Croatia), University of Ljubljana (Slovenia), and Budapest University of Technology and Economics (Hungary) were working together and being put on a strategic footing as part of the program lines »Erasmus+ Key Action II: Strategic Partnerships«. At the center of international cooperation was the exchange of technical competencies in the areas of earthquake engineering, steel and bridge construction, mathematical models, and structural analysis. The aim was to help shape innovative developments in civil engineering in intercultural exchange and to improve/promote the specialisation, social and language skills of excellent junior staff. The range of measures were diverse and spanned different disciplines in Civil Engineering, Mathematics, and Media. The strategic partnership (SP) project focused on joint short-term learning, teaching, and/or training activities, including summer schools, tele-teaching, events, and guest lecturers. Particular attention was paid to interdisciplinary research and the promotion of master and doctoral students.
As part of the SP, the expertise of the involved partners was brought together in order to first gain information and further knowledge in the planned learning activities. For this purpose, all partners provided different data sets for further common use. Individual data sets were elaborated and prepared by the teachers for the different learning activities. The results obtained by the participants were then re-incorporated into the project database/platform. Thus, stepwise knowledge could be achieved.
The exchange and transmission of knowledge using a variety of teaching methods was the mission of the Foresight Engineering project.
Five students from each partner university each course participated in the three international elective master course modules that were organized in total. The purpose of the blind prediction of the experimentally noticed reaction of scaled structural elements/specimens was to assess the student's capacity to forecast this response using conventional numerical models based on the pre-training course. Students learned about cutting-edge numerical models and techniques for the design and analysis of the tested structures/elements. They acquired a wide range of skills applicable to complex design problems.
- Date: September 2016-August 2019
- Funded EU
- NEB Value Sustainability
- Location BAUHAUS-UNIVERSITAET WEIMAR GESCHWISTER SCHOLL STRASSE 8 99423 WEIMAR THÜRINGEN, Germany, Germany
- Application category Building | Model
- Related Technical Working Group Design and architecture
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