Training Event 5 – PhD school on Field application and standardisation

General Information

The purpose of this training event (TE) is to offer the participants the opportunity to attend a series of key lectures given by experts in the field of Structural Health Monitoring. The course will focus on using optical fibre sensing to measure the performance of civil engineering infrastructure in practice. The general principles of structural analysis, modelling techniques and the relationship between stress, strain and displacement will be introduced. Fibre optic sensing techniques, field operations and data processing methods will be discussed. Participants can also have access to a series of real case studies conducted by the Cambridge CSIC researchers in the field for various pieces of infrastructure. The courses will be complemented by practical demonstrations of structural experiments and data processing.

Attendees will receive a certificate of attendance, which can be changed to ECTS credits.

The price of the training event is 260 Euros. This registration fee includes lunches, coffee breaks, a guided Cambridge tour (Cambridge college visiting and punting) and a formal dinner in one of the oldest colleges in Cambridge.


Summer School on Field application and standardisation is the 5th and last training event organized by the FINESSE consortium. The summer school will take place in Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, UK during 16-20 September 2019.

The flyer of this TE is available here 


The detailed program for TE5 is available and can be downloaded here


The registration for TE5 is available here

UK VISA application

For your UK visa application, please ask for the invitation letter through

Accommodation and travel information

ESRs will live in Robinson College.
Other participants are welcome to live in university college accommodation.
There are also a wide range of hotels located in the city center of Cambridge.

There are many ways to travel to Cambridge:

The travel information of TE5 at Cambridge can be found here

For more information please contact the finesse coordinating team (