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Fibre Optics-Based Intelligent MONItoring and Assessment System for Proactive Maintenance and Seismic Disaster Prevention in Reinforced COncrete Tunnel Linings

Objective

Manny planned tunnels are in countries of high seismicity with several Km under densely populated areas requiring high safety standards. Structural sensing with remotely interrogated fibre optic deformation sensors has a large potential usage on extended structures such as tunnels where it can be the basis for condition assessment. For this, algorithms for structural health assessment of tunnels under operating and seismic loads need to be developed. New technologies are being developed continuously in the optical sensing area. It is important that existing and emerging fibre optics based deformation technologies be evaluated and optimised so that alone or in combination can provide optimal performance in the structural sensing of tunnels. The aim in MONICO is to provide the participating SMEs (in the fibre optic structural sensing field) with a package that will include an optimized fibre optics based deformation-sensing system for the real-time measurement of deformations of reinforced concrete linings in tunnels and a Decision-Support-System (DSS) for proactive maintenance and earthquake risk management that will assess the structural reliability of the monitored lining under operating and seismic loads. MONICO comprises development of: 1. An optimised fibre optics based deformation monitoring system with wireless communication capabilities that can monitor at seismic frequencies 2. Models that based on deformation measurements in ‘1’ will assess the local and global structural reliability of monitored tunnel cross sections under operating and seismic loads 3. A DSS with the above models and expert system technology 4. An integrated package of the DSS in ‘3’ and the system in ‘1’ The sensing system and seismic vulnerability model will be evaluated experimentally. With this package the SMEs will expand their market by offering additional products and services in the same and new countries and get financial benefits from the distribution of results to oth

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/optics
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/crisis management
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/optics/fibre optics
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/crisis management/seismic risk management

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2007-1
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Funding Scheme

BSG-SME - Research for SMEs

Coordinator

INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS
Address
Patission Str. 42
10682 Athina
Greece
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 28 800
Administrative Contact
Angelos Amditis (Dr.)

Participants (7)

OSMOS SA

Participation ended

France
Address
Rue Des Peupliers 23
92270 Bois Colombes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Charles Viano (Mr.)
ADVANCED OPTICS SOLUTIONS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 239 775
Address
Ammonstrasse 35
01067 Dresden
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Johann Meissner (Mr.)
T.E.C.N.I.C. TECNICHE E CONSULENZENELL'INGEGNERIA CIVILE-CONSULTING ENGINEERS-SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 4 440
Address
Via Panama 86A
00198 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Giovanni Belliazzi (Mr.)
RISA SICHERHEITSANALYSEN GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 4 320
Address
Xantener Strasse 11
10707 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Günter Becker (Dr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TRENTO
Italy
Address
Via Calepina 14
38122 Trento
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Mauro Da Lio (Prof.)
GHT PHOTONICS SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 444 590
Address
Via Istria 55
35135 Padova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bruno Griffoni (Dr.)
OPTRONICS TECHNOLOGIES A.B.E.T.E.
Greece
EU contribution
€ 480 909
Address
Thessalonikis 79-81
18346 Moschato
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Georgios Papastergiou (Mr.)