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G Meeting, WG Meetings, MC Meeting

Date: 24-25 May 2022
Place: University of Patras, Patras, Greece

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Planned activities for Grant Period 3: to make sure you don't miss anything!
We would like to inform you on the planned activities for our current grant period: Meetings, Training School, Special Sessions on Conferences, STSMs and ITC Grants.

We would like to inform you on the planned Action activities for our current grant period running from 1st of November 2021 until 31st of October 2022:

  • General/Working Group/Management Committee meeting to be held on the 24th and 25th of May 2022 in Patras, Greece.
  • Training School to be held on 17th to the 19th of October 2022 in Guimarães, Portugal. More information on the application will follow on the 1st quarter of 2022.
  • Special session(1) on 20th European Conference on Composite Materials (ECCM20), Lausanne, Switzerland, June 26-30, 2022 (https://eccm20.org/ – abstract submission until 31th of December 2021).
  • Special session(1) on Challenging Glass conferences 8, International Conference on the Architectural and Structural Application of Glass, Ghent University, Belgium, 23 and 24 June, 2022 (https://challengingglass.com/).
  • Short Term Scientific Missions: Applications are open.
  • Inclusiveness Target Countries(2) Conference Grants: Applications are open.


(1) Our COST Action will financially support a limited number of action participants based on their abstract submitted to the special session CERTBOND. The support will consist of travelling and accommodation reimbursement for the special session CERTBOND and will not include the conference fees. In case there is more participants than the number of reimbursements the budget allows, a selection process will be performed based on COST policies. Please note that for these two conferences, COST cannot award ITC CG.

(2) ITC CG –Greece has been added to the new list of ITC (for the update list of ITC: https://www.cost.eu/uploads/2021/10/Annex-I-level-A-Country-and-Organisations-Table-REVISION.pdf)

1st CERTBOND Training School
The first Certbond Training School took place University of Trieste, Trieste, Italy, from 20 to 22 September 2021.

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Workshop of Certbond Trainees – Poster Session

Nondestructive analysis of debonding in a honeycomb composite sandwich panel Kaleeswaran


A lightweight floor system based on sandwich panel 

PolandPier Giovanni BENZO, Portugal

Structural glass facades subjected to seismic loading

Afonso MESQUITA, Portugal

Vitroceramic coatings bonded to metallic implants for dental and orthopaedic applications

Cristina BUSUIOC, Romania

Post-tensioned glass beams with adhesively bonded tendons

Jagoda CUPAC, Germany

Application of laser shock peening on high elastic limit steels for power transmission components

Maxime GUERBOIS, France

Development of structural connection joints for adhesively bonded glass–plastic-composite panels

Julian HÄNIG, Germany

Interleaving thermoplastic non-woven veils to enhance the structural behaviour of co-cured composite joints

Oğuzcan İNAL, UK

Finite element analysis of point fixed laminated glass panels under distributed load: A comparison between mechanical and bonded fixing solution

Eliana INCA, Portugal

Adhesive selection for the realization of a bonded edge seal for fluid filled IGU’S

Alina JOACHIM, Germany

A parametric study of friction riveting on the disimilar joint formation and strength

Damjan KLOBČAR, Slovenia

On the improvement of adhesion between glass and polymeric materials

Gregorio MARIGGIÒ, Italy

Effects of temperature and peel-rate on fracture energy in the peeling process of a commercial safety film by considering a variable peel-angle q

Silvana MATTEI, Italy

Propagation simulation of multiple cracks in adhesively bonded composite joints

Lukas MÜNCH, Germany

In search of the holy grail of adhesives for cast glass structures: two contradictory case studies, the crystal houses façade in Amsterdam and a small glass pavilion in Greenland

Faidra OIKONOMOPOULOU, The Netherlands

Numerical simulation of laser shock paint stripping on aircraft aluminum substrates


Influence of elevated temperature on glued-in steel rods for CLT element

Nikola PERKOVIĆ, Croatia

Epoxy-PVB composite binder reinforced with nanostructures of WS2

Danica BAJIĆ, Servia

Data fusion based damage study using electromechanical impedance method

Shishir KUMAR SINGH, Poland

Adhesion capability of eco-epoxy adhesives synthesized by the addition of modified tannic acid

Nataša Z. TOMIĆ, Serbia

Dynamical mechanical analysis and fracture toughness of carbon reinforced epoxy composites

UrošTRDAN, Slovenia

Adhesion tests and laser stripping process of paint using shock waves: application to aeronautical parts in al alloys and CFRP

Selen UNALDI, France

The application of adhesives for connecting structural glass strips to existing timber joists

Žiga UNUK, Slovenia

Structural performance of embedded liquid-laminated glass connections


Tests of the embedded laminated connection for glass structures

Michaela ZDRAŽILOVÁ, Czech Republic

Mechanical properties of glass-metal adhesive connection under elevated temperature

Markéta ZIKMUNDOVÁ, Czech Republic

Winner of the Best Poster

In search of the holy grail of adhesives for cast glass structures: two contradictory case studies, the crystal houses façade in Amsterdam and a small glass pavilion in Greenland
Faidra OIKONOMOPOULOU, The Netherlands.

G Meeting, WG Meetings, MC Meeting

Date: 22-23 September 2021
Place: University of Trieste, Trieste, Italy

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Training Schools

Date: 17-19 October 2022

Venue: University of Minho, Guimarães, Portugal

Numerical Analysis of Adhesive Point Fixings for Glass Facades

Applicant: Eliana Inca Cabrera
Reference: ECOST-STSM-Request-CA18120-47663
Dates: from 2021-02-15 to 2021-04-15
Beneficiary Institution: University of Trieste, Italy
Hosting Institution: University of Coimbra, Portugal
Contact Name: Chiara Bedon, Italy
Relevant Working Groups: WG2

Proposing a repair and structural health monitoring method of adhesively bonded joints based on eco-adhesives from tannic acid

Applicant: Nataša Z. Tomić
Reference: ECOST-STSM-Request-CA18120-47619
Dates: from 2021-01-31 to 2021-02-28
Beneficiary Institution: Innovation center of Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy in Belgrade, Serbia
Hosting Institution: Faculty for Aerospace Engineering, TU Delft, Netherlands
Contact Name: Sofia Teixeira de Freitas, Delft, Netherlands
Relevant Working Groups: WG1

Certbond Workshop – Working Group WG5: Disassembling

Date: 31st March, 2021
Format: Webinar

Call for STSM and ITC CG for the 2nd Grand Period (a total budget of 25.000€)
Aramid fabric composite materials reinforced with tungsten disulphide nanostructures for high impact resistant applications

Applicant: Danica M. Simić 
Dates: from 2020-03-11 to 2020-03-13 
Beneficiary Institution: Military Technical Institute (MTI, VTI), Belgrade, Serbia 
Conference: 6th World Congress of Smart Materials 2020 – Toward a new way of Intelligent Manufacturing, Barcelona, Spain