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Innovative continuum Multiplex Optical Sensors hull stress monitoring system, supporting shipping safety and Enhancing the control capability over structural Ship integrity

Objective

More than 4500 total ship losses were recorded worldwide in the period from 1994 to 2002: more than 30% of such incidents are caused by structural problems. Hull stress due to loading, or stresses imparted by wave and adverse weather conditions constitute primary source of risk to all types of ships with a large hull. Bulk carriers, large oil tankers, containers carriers, LNG carriers, and roro are vessel types particularly subject to such type of risks. The concept of MOSES Project is to apply highly knowledge-based methods to achieve control of tensile loads in the whole extension of the ship hull, using temperature compensated laser based optical sensors. The Project Objectives involve Ship Clustering, Sensors Development, FEM Structural Calculations and Data Conditioning, to grant the applicability to the widest types of ships. Sensor fusion concept is adopted to integrate strain gauges, accelerometers and inclinometers in a common optical-fibre based architecture, capable of providing instantaneous information concerning the dynamic status of the ship. The sensors prove to respect the stringent requirements of the working environment, in terms of ruggedness, reliability, response accuracy, insensibility to Electromagnetic interference and multiplex connection capability. The expected benefits are associated to immediate increase in safety of the ship where they are installed, during loading and in shipping conditions, reduction of casualties, extended service life of vessel, and targeted maintenance directed to overcome the damages detected by the monitoring system.

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2007-1
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Coordinator

RINA CONSULTING SPA
Address
Via Cecchi 6
16129 Genova
Italy
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 32 752
Administrative Contact
Andrea Ferrari (Mr.)

Participants (7)

SMARTEC SA
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 394 015,50
Address
Via Pobiette 11
6928 Manno
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Stefano Pedrazzi (Mr.)
PEGASO SYSTEMS SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 377 475,50
Address
Via Pastrengo 12/1
16122 Genova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Giuseppe Tassara (Mr.)
PKL AS
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 85 866
Address
Lootsi 11
10151 Tallinn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Deniss Lazarevs (Mr.)
WEBER HENRYKA MARIA- HENER
Poland
EU contribution
€ 42 830
Address
Ul. Powstancow Slaskich 82/62
53 333 Wroclaw
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Tomasz Weber (Mr.)
PREMUDA SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 100 180
Address
Via Ceccardi 4/28
16121 Genova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Elena Bertone (Ms.)
NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 4 000
Address
Heroon Polytechniou 9 Zographou Campus
15780 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Georgia Mertzelou (Mr.)
RINA SERVICES SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 8 338
Address
Via Corsica 12
16128 Genova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Giorgio Baricelli (Dr.)