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Smart Technologies for Transport Safety - Innovation Cluster Nesting

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.
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Coordinator

INSTYTUT PODSTAWOWYCH PROBLEMOW TECHNIKI POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK

Address

Adolfa Pawinskiego 5b
02-106 Warsaw

Poland

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 173 237

Administrative Contact

Jan Holnicki-Szulc (Prof.)

Participants (5)

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ECOLE CENTRALE DE LYON

France

EU Contribution

€ 168 350

UNIVERSITAT DES SAARLANDES

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 237 867

ADAPTRONICA ZOO SP

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 379 346

CEDRAT TECHNOLOGIES SA

France

EU Contribution

€ 417 569

ACS-SOLUTIONS GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 378 993

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 284995

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2012

  • End date

    31 December 2015

Funded under:

FP7-PEOPLE

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 755 362

  • EU contribution

    € 1 755 362

Coordinated by:

INSTYTUT PODSTAWOWYCH PROBLEMOW TECHNIKI POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK

Poland