The French institute of science and technology for transport, development and networks (IFSTTAR)
IFSTTAR is the French institute of science and technology for transport, development and networks of both France's ministry of ecology, sustainable development, transport and housing and the ministry of higher education and research. Recognised as a new reference organisation in the international arena, IFSTTAR conducts applied research and expert appraisals in the fields of transport, infrastructure, natural hazards and urban issues, with the aim of improving the living conditions of France's residents and, more broadly, promoting the sustainable development of our societies.
In the project Re-Gen, IFSTTAR’s Materials and Structures Department (MAST) is involved through the participation of researchers in the Safety and Durability of Structures Laboratory (SDOA). The MAST department conducts research and expert appraisals in the areas of materials, transport infrastructure and large civil engineering structures, in particular those used in electricity production and transportation. The areas covered by the department’s laboratories means it can deal with research issues at several levels, from fundamental to applied research, and from the nanoscale of the material to the scale of infrastructure networks. The SDOA laboratory focuses on the managing of structures, the mechanisms degrading their reliability and their durability as well as the actions which affect these structures. These research activities especially deal with auscultation, assessment, maintenance, repair and management optimization of these structures.
In Re-Gen, IFSTTAR contributes to WP3 (Traffic Effect Forecasting), WP4 (Risk Profiling) and leads WP5 (Risk Management & Decision Tools).