Ecole Nationale des Travaux Publics de L’Etat – ENTPE

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Ecole Nationale des Travaux Publics de L’Etat, Département Génie Civil et Bâtiment – ENTPE

The National School of Public Works (ENTPE) is one of the most highly ranked engineering schools (grandes écoles) in France and a member of the University of Lyon (120,000 students, 11,500 research and teaching staff, 5,000 PhD students, 230 state laboratories). Every year ENTPE produces 200 engineer graduates in the domain of Civil Engineering, Building Science and Traffic Engineering. The School houses six research laboratories among them, the Department of Civil Engineering and Building Science (DGCB) who is taking an active part in the NeTTUN project. The Department of Civil Engineering and Building Science (DGCB) counts 80 members of which there are 24 full-time researchers and around 45 PhD students. It is a research laboratory associated with the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) since 1992 thanks to the quality of its work. Its research activities concern the characterisation of material behaviours, improvement of design methods of structures and infrastructures in civil engineering, and study of complex systems in building science.

These research activities aim in particular at meeting the needs of society to reduce risk and to enhance environmental protection. The laboratory possesses a set of unique and high-quality experimental equipment to carry out the characterisation tests of materials, the physical modelling of civil engineering structures or in situ measurements. The laboratory also mobilises high-level competence and highperformance tools for numerical modelling of problems in civil engineering (geomaterial behaviours, coupled phenomena, structural dynamics…). The laboratory is strongly involved in national (ANR, RGCU, ADEME…) and international research programmes (15 European Projects in the period 2005- 2009). It also develops contractual research activities with private companies. DGCB results are regularly published in international peer-reviewed journals (167 publications in the period 2005-2009).