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Novel assessment of bridge retrofitting measures through Interface Efficiency Indices (InterFeis) using a Guided Wave-based monitoring method

Project description

News ways to assess retrofitting of existing bridges

First developed for the aerospace industry, fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) composites have proven beneficial in bridge engineering. They have replaced traditional materials for structural elements like girders, bridge decks and stay cables but there are factors that may reduce the level of integration of the FRP system with the bridge. The EU-funded BriFace project will apply structural health monitoring techniques to measure the efficiency of the strengthening measure and quantify these with interface efficiency indices (InterFeis). The project will define the indices. A first in bridge inspection, a long-distant inspection method of guided waves will be used. The findings will be useful for developing bridge design guidelines and an EU strategy on infrastructure safety..


Net EU contribution
€ 212 933,76
Stag Hill
GU2 7XH Guildford
United Kingdom

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South East (England) Surrey, East and West Sussex West Surrey
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00