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

' 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.

Coordinator

INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS

Address

Patission Str. 42
10682 Athina

Greece

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 592 093,65

Participants (13)

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UNIVERSITAET POTSDAM

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 569 687,50

EGNATIA ODOS AE

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 186 000

RISA SICHERHEITSANALYSEN GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 335 625

T.E.C.N.I.C. TECNICHE E CONSULENZENELL'INGEGNERIA CIVILE-CONSULTING ENGINEERS-SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 280 875

DIMOKRITIO PANEPISTIMIO THRAKIS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 75 128,60

MISTRAS GROUP HELLAS ANONYMOS BIOMICHANIKI KAI EMPORIKI ETAIREIA

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 284 968,75

UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 326 625

TRL LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 536 375

STATE ENTERPRISE STATE ROAD SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH INSTITUTE NAMED AFTER M. P. SHULGIN

Ukraine

EU Contribution

€ 45 200

FORUM DES LABORATOIRES NATIONAUX EUROPEENS DE RECHERCHE ROUTIERE

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 143 838,13

TELETRONIC ROSSENDORF GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 258 750

KARAYOLLARI GENEL MUDURLUGU

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 67 187,50

ENVIRONMENTAL RELIABILITY AND RISK ANALYSIS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 180 687,50

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 635844

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 June 2015

  • End date

    31 May 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.4.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 883 041,63

  • EU contribution

    € 3 883 041,63

Coordinated by:

INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS

Greece