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' SENsing SKIN' for Monitoring-Based Maintenance of the Transport Infrastructure (SENSKIN)

Objective

Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) is expected to play a predominant role in the management of the transport infrastructure. Yet, SHM techniques continue to rely on point-based, as opposed to spatial, sensing requiring a dense network of these point-sensors increasing considerably the monitoring cost. Additionally, commercially available, strain sensors cannot measure strains beyond 1% to 2% and, thus, are not able to provide an alarm for an imminent catastrophe.
SENSKIN aims to:
(a) develop a dielectric-elastomer and micro-electronics-based skin-like sensing solution for the structural monitoring of the transport infrastructure that will offer spatial sensing of reversible (repeated) strains in the range of 0.012% to more than 10%, that requires little power to operate, is easy to install on an irregular surface, is low cost compared to existing sensors, allows simple signal processing and includes the ability of self-monitoring and self-reporting.
(b) use the new and emerging technology of Delay Tolerant Network to secure that strain measurements acquired through the 'sensing skin' will reach the base station even under extreme environmental conditions and natural disaster events such as, high winds or an earthquake, where some communication networks could become inoperable.
(c) develop a Decision-Support-System for proactive condition-based structural intervention under operating loads and intervention after extreme events. It will be based on an accurate structural assessment based on input from the strain sensors in (a) above and will examine the life-cycle economic, social and environmental implications of the feasible rehabilitation options and the resilience of the infrastructure to future changes in traffic demand that these options offer.
(d) implement the above in the case of bridges and test, refine, evaluate and benchmark the monitoring system (integrated a and b) and package (integrated a, b and c) on actual bridges.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/crisis management
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electronic engineering/signal processing
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport/transport planning

Call for proposal

H2020-MG-2014_TwoStages
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS
Address
Patission Str. 42
10682 Athina
Greece
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 592 093,65

Participants (13)

UNIVERSITAET POTSDAM
Germany
EU contribution
€ 569 687,50
Address
Am Neuen Palais 10
14469 Potsdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EGNATIA ODOS AE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 186 000
Address
Chlm Thessalonikis-thermis 6
57001 Thessaloniki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RISA SICHERHEITSANALYSEN GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 335 625
Address
Xantener Strasse 11
10707 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
T.E.C.N.I.C. TECNICHE E CONSULENZENELL'INGEGNERIA CIVILE-CONSULTING ENGINEERS-SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 280 875
Address
Via Panama 86A
00198 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DIMOKRITIO PANEPISTIMIO THRAKIS

Participation ended

Greece
EU contribution
€ 75 128,60
Address
Panepistimioupoli Rectorate Building
69100 Komotini
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MISTRAS GROUP HELLAS ANONYMOS BIOMICHANIKI KAI EMPORIKI ETAIREIA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 284 968,75
Address
El Venizelou 7
14452 Athina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART
Germany
EU contribution
€ 326 625
Address
Keplerstrasse 7
70174 Stuttgart
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TRL LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 536 375
Address
Crowthorne House Nine Mile Ride
RG40 3GA Wokingham
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STATE ENTERPRISE STATE ROAD SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH INSTITUTE NAMED AFTER M. P. SHULGIN
Ukraine
EU contribution
€ 45 200
Address
Peremogy Avenue 57
03113 Kyiv
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FORUM DES LABORATOIRES NATIONAUX EUROPEENS DE RECHERCHE ROUTIERE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 143 838,13
Address
Boulevard De La Woluwe 42
1200 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
TELETRONIC ROSSENDORF GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 258 750
Address
Bautzner Landstrasse 45
01454 Radeberg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KARAYOLLARI GENEL MUDURLUGU
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 67 187,50
Address
Inonu Bulvari 14
06100 Yucetepe Ankara
Activity type
Research Organisations
ENVIRONMENTAL RELIABILITY AND RISK ANALYSIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 180 687,50
Address
Leoforos Syggroy 67 Kai Zan Moreas 40
11745 Athens
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)