Intelligent Methods for Structures, Elements and Materials

About the project

On September 1, 2023, the implementation of the three-year project IM4StEM – Intelligent Methods for Structures Elements and Materials, funded by the Erasmus+ program, Strategic Partnerships in Higher Education, began, with the University of J.J. Strossmayer in Osijek as the consortium leader. On behalf of the University, the activities are carried out by the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture Osijek. The Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Information Technology Osijek also participates in the project on behalf of the University of J.J. Strossmayer in Osijek.

University partners in the project

During the realisation of the project, an international (freely accessible) database will be created that will contain characteristics of buildings, elements and materials. The database will not only lead to predictions in the field of earthquake risk, but will also provide a basis for future research in this field as well as in the field of earthquake protection, both in the member countries of the consortium and possibly beyond. In addition to professors, students will also be involved in the project activities, so that a large number of future engineers can acquire new knowledge and skills and establish contacts with colleagues at home and abroad. This will not only provide future engineers, designers and contractors with concrete knowledge and (digital) tools in the field of earthquake risk, but will also ensure active participation in the development of a future sustainable construction waste management system. Through the multidisciplinary involvement of students and professors in researching earthquake risk, predicting earthquake damage and testing new recycled building materials using digital tools and machine learning, the consortium of 7 partners will strengthen capacities in work, research and teaching with the aim of education for sustainable development. The backbone of the activities is virtual and combined collaboration with the application of IT tools and the active participation of all stakeholders from the public and private sector in dissemination.