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Smart Technologies for Transport Safety - Innovation Cluster Nesting

Objective

The main objective of the proposed project is to establish a European-level vibrant training environment in a rapidly emerging research field at the crossroads of structural engineering and smart technologies. The participants link up their cross-sectoral expertise to support their researchers in pursuing an interdisciplinary career and to provide them with a cohesive training environment. The proposed project:
--- in terms of the end product investigates, designs and develops a new class of semi-actively controlled smart structures, which are impact- or vibration-resistant, capable of preserving integrity in critical conditions under unpredictable loads and of post-accident self-diagnosis;
--- in terms of the methodology, aims at investigating new, semi-active strategies for optimum structural adaptation, which requires exploring techniques for system identification, model updating and load identification;
--- in terms of the technology, explores and applies promising smart technologies for (i) semi-active structural control and adaptation and (ii) robust self-diagnosis.

Strong interdisciplinarity of the research and training programme is implied by the need for integration and implementation of knowledge, techniques and technologies scattered among various disciplines. The project is based on in-depth studies in system identification and model updating, proceeds to identification of dynamic loads, a prerequisite for optimum strategies for semi-active structural adaptation to unknowns loads. In parallel, relevant smart sensors/actuators, driving electronics and self-diagnosis techniques will be pursued. Finally, respective hardware and model demonstrators will be implemented and evaluated.

An important intended effect is fostering inter-sectoral Academia-Industry skills and mobility of the involved researchers. This will lead to a cross-sectoral transfer of knowledge between the participant institutions and increase their success prospects in both sectors.

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2011-IAPP
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Coordinator

INSTYTUT PODSTAWOWYCH PROBLEMOW TECHNIKI POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK
Address
Adolfa Pawinskiego 5b
02-106 Warsaw
Poland

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jan Holnicki-Szulc (Prof.)
EU contribution
€ 173 237

Participants (5)

ECOLE CENTRALE DE LYON
France
EU contribution
€ 168 350
Address
Avenue Guy De Collongue 36
69134 Ecully

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Bénédicte Martin (Dr.)
UNIVERSITAT DES SAARLANDES
Germany
EU contribution
€ 237 867
Address
Campus
66123 Saarbrucken

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Christian Boller (Prof.)
ADAPTRONICA ZOO SP
Poland
EU contribution
€ 379 346
Address
Ul. Szpitalna 32
05 092 Lomianki

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Przemysław Kołakowski (Dr.)
CEDRAT TECHNOLOGIES SA
France
EU contribution
€ 417 569
Address
Chemin Du Vieux Chene 59
38240 Meylan

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Frank Claeyssen (Dr.)
ACS-SOLUTIONS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 378 993
Address
Science Park 2
66123 Saarbrucken

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Andrey Bulavinov (Dr.)