*VIRTUAL* – Life-cycle management of engineering structure

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Online Life Cycle Management Structure Training Course

About The Course

This subject is intended to
• Provide students with a holistic understanding of the life cycle performance management strategy of engineering structures;
• Equip students with a good understanding of various deterioration mechanisms under mechanical and environmental actions;
• Equip students with knowledge about the inspection and diagnosis of various damages in engineering structures;
• Facilitate students with knowledge about the advanced repair and strengthening technologies for deteriorating structures; and
• Facilitate students with knowledge about the life-end strategy of engineering structures.

Who Should Attend?

Engineers and scientists involved in the design of Engineering structures. Personnel from structural engineering management companies, oil companies and classification societies will benefit from attending this course. The course is innovative in both content & structure with a careful balance of theory & practice.


The lecture notes will be sent in advance.

PROGRAMME (All timings are in BST(GMT+1)

Day 1

09.00 – 10.30 Lecture 1: Overall Concept within
Infrastructure sustainability, fundamental principles of life cycle management, limit state design, life cycle-based design, life cycle cost analysis, state-of-the-art of the life cycle management technologies.
Prof You DONG

10.30 –10..45 Break

10.45 – 12.15 Lecture 2: Deterioration mechanism Concrete spalling, efflorescence and leaching of concrete, steel corrosion, chemical attack, frost damage, surface wearing, fatigue failure.
Prof You DONG

12.15 – 12.45 Break

12.45 – 14.15 Lecture 3: Life-cycle deterioration modelling
The mathematical model for the life-cycle performance assessment of engineering structure.
Prof You DONG

14.30 – 16.00 Lecture 4: Extreme event within life- cycle Structural performance under the extreme event and the computational flowchart.
Prof You DONG

Day 2

09.00 – 10.30 Lecture 5: Reliability and risk assessment Basic information on reliability and risk; Reliability analysis; Risk assessment and management.
Prof You DONG

10.30 –10.45 Break

10.45 – 12.15 Lecture 6: Inspection and repair action Inspection and diagnosis, non- destructive/destructive testing, structural health monitoring, performance requirement, initial/detailed assessment, finite element modeling, residual service life prediction, probability-based approach.
Prof You DONG

12.15 – 12.45 Break

12.45 – 14.15 Lecture 7: Infrastructure management Flowchart and procedure for infrastructure management.
Prof You DONG

14.30 – 16.00 Lecture 8: Intelligent inspection and life-cycle management

Application of AI within the life-cycle condition assessment and management of engineering structures.
Prof You DONG


Dr. You DONG joined the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) in 2016 as an Assistant Professor. He got his PhD degree in Structural Engineering from Lehigh University. In the past several years, he has made significant efforts to establish myself as an excellent researcher and has had some encouraging signals of success and recognition, such as being invited as the plenary speaker and panelist at a scientific conference, receiving highly competitive projects, and joining editorial boards of international journals. In addition, he has the establishment of a healthy, diverse, and cohesive research group. Presently, his group includes fifteen members (two post-docs, ten doctoral, one master, and two undergraduate students). Dr. Dong’s research background is mainly related to the application of probabilistic methods for life-cycle engineering, risk management, and intelligent maintenance of structures, including the quantification and promotion of infrastructure resilience and sustainability.

He has gradually explored numerous novel multi- disciplinary research topics in machine learning, decision making, and structural health monitoring. As Principal Investigator, he has successfully secured 14 research grants (with a total ~ HK$ 7.72 million), including 12 competitive research grants, that were peer-reviewed, (with a total ~ HK$ 7.0 million) and 2 contract/consultancy research grants (with a total ~ 0.72 million) from the industry partners. He has published 70 articles in peer-reviewed SCI journals, with 48 being the first or corresponding authors. According to Scopus dated March 28, 2022, the number of citations of his publication is 1,688 times, with an H-index of 21. He also delivered 16 invited talks (excluding paper presentations) at conferences, universities, companies, and government offices. He was awarded the “Young Award for the IABMAS” by the 9th International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management (IABMAS 2018), World’s Top 2% Scientists Released by Stanford University 2021, Outstanding Reviewer for 2020: ASCE.

Duration: 2 Days

Cost: £495 + Vat

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    DateCourse NameLocationPrice (Excluding VAT)Book
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