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Development of two new measurement and inspection methods to improve the quality and maintainability of large concrete structures

Objective

The research to be carried out will develop new and improved ultrasonic inspection and in-service monitoring instrumentation and measuring systems for large concrete structures, including software, with the capabilities required by the end-users, the owners or operators of large concrete structures or inspection service providers. Improvements will be in the performance and reliability intelligent operation, cost-efficiency and suitability for use in the field on large concrete structures. Novel and innovative ultrasonic instrumentation, including sensors, will be developed that will improve the quality of measurements for structure owners, operators, construction companies and service companies as well as that is required for the establishment of the international traceability of measurements. The activities will include not only hardware development, but also development and validation of metrological software.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

CAMBRIDGE ULTRASONICS LTD
Address
216,Church Farm Barn, Horse Ware
CB4 5NX Cambridge
United Kingdom

Participants (5)

CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
Address
S/n,serrano Galvache S/n
28033 Madrid
NECSO ENTRECANALES CUBIERTAS
Spain
Address
Avenida Europa 18
28108 Madrid
SONATEST NDE PLC
United Kingdom
Address
Dickens Road, Old Wolverton
Milton Keynes
SP SWEDISH NATIONAL TESTING AND RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Sweden
Address
Brinellgatan, 4
501 15 Boraas
THE QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST
United Kingdom
Address
David Keir Building, Stranmillis Road
BT9 5AG Belfast