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Smart structural diagnostics using piezo-generated elastic waves

Objective

It is proposed to develop a system based on piezo-electric diagnostic technology for the remote semi-continuous monitoring of hot-spots in structures such as oil or gas pipelines, storage tanks, double-hull ships or other industrial installations. Experiments with proof-of-concept specimens indicates that the proposed approach has the potential to detect, locate, identify and size various types of defects. This is done by analysing anomalies in elastic wave pattern received by an array of smart piezo-electric sensors permanently mounted on a monitored structure. Specially designed piezo-generators cause long distance wave propagation. The sensors signals will be transmitted via tele-communication networks to a control unit, will be processed to identify any damage and an assessment of defects' critically will be made. the system will thereby provide the capability for real -time remote maintenance decision-making.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

CEGELEC S.A.
Address
Rue E. Et A. Peugeot 3
92500 Rueil Malmaison
France

Participants (8)

ALSTOM FLUIDES ET MECANIQUE S.A.
France
Address
Avenue Kleber 25
75795 Paris
CEDRAT TECHNOLOGIES SA
France
Address
Chemin Du Pre-carre 10 Zirst
38240 Meylan
CENTRUM DIAGNOSTYKI RUROCIAGOW I APPARATURY
Poland
Address
Ul. Jasna 2/4
00 013 Warszawa
ECOLE CENTRALE DE LYON
France
Address
36,Avenue Guy De Collonge 36
69131 Ecully
INSTITUTE OF FUNDAMENTAL TECHNOLOGICAL RESEARCH - POLISH ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Poland
Address
21,Swietokrzyska 21
00049 Warszawa
INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR NUMERICAL METHODS IN ENGINEERING
Spain
Address
Gran Capitan S/n, Campus Norte Upc, Edificio C1
08034 Barcelona
TWI LTD (WORLD CENTRE FOR MATERIALS JOINING TECHNOLOGIES)
United Kingdom
Address
Granta Park, Great Abington
CB1 6AL Cambridge
WS ATKINS CONSULTANTS LTD.
United Kingdom
Address
Woodcote Grove, Ashley Road
KT18 5BW Epsom