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Training in European Asset Health Management

Objective

Transport demand, both for passengers and freight, is growing strongly. To meet the economic growth targets of the Lisbon Agenda and to facilitate the economic integration of the European Union, European transportation needs to cater for a continuing medium term growth in demand. However, transport growth using the technologies of today is unsustainable. New technologies and processes need to be developed which deliver cheap transport which is sustainable. In the past two decades there has been a revolution in electronic sensor and processing technologies. Sensors and the associated multiplexing electronics and software tools are now cheap and reliable which creates potential for new innovative uses in all kinds of ways. The TEAM proposal will exploit the benefits of new sensor and processing technologies, methodologies, models and algorithms to monitor the condition and safety of transport infrastructure. These new sources of asset health data, combined with new computer models and algorithms, will achieve a step change gain in the accuracy of condition and safety assessments. Knowing exactly the processes, parameters, implications and state of health of transport infrastructure assets, will extend their safe working lives and reduce costs. It will prevent premature and sub-optimal repair, rehabilitation and replacement of assets without compromising safety. The TEAM project will not just achieve these technological advances but will also develop training structures for a new generation of PhD students with the specialist and complementary skills necessary to develop the transport infrastructure of tomorrow.

Field of science

  • /medical and health sciences/clinical medicine/physiotherapy
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-ITN-2008
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Funding Scheme

MC-ITN - Networks for Initial Training (ITN)

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, DUBLIN
Address
Belfield
4 Dublin
Ireland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 023 660
Administrative Contact
Donal Doolan (Mr.)

Participants (6)

ROC Bernard GmbH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 203 654
Address
Elisabethstr 71
8010 Graz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Rigobert Opitz (Mr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 436 972
Address
University Park
NG7 2RD Nottingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Paul Cartledge (Mr.)
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 456 944
Address
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Eugen Bruehwiler (Prof.)
RAMBOLL DANMARK AS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 495 349
Address
Hannemanns Allee 53
2300 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ib Enevoldsen (Dr.)
ABM Construction
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 219 265
Address
Feltrim Business Park Unit 2B
Co. Dublin Swords
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sean Minihane (Mr.)
INSTITUT FRANCAIS DES SCIENCES ET TECHNOLOGIES DES TRANSPORTS, DE L'AMENAGEMENT ET DES RESEAUX
France
EU contribution
€ 413 497
Address
Boulevard Isaac Newton 14 Cite Descartes 14-20
77447 Marne La Vallee Cedex 2
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Daniel Tinet (Mr.)