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

SENSKIN

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

Call for proposal: 
H2020-MG-2014_TwoStages
Link to CORDIS:
Objectives: 

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:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Institution Type:
Institution Name: 
European Commission
Type of funding:
Lead Organisation: 

Institute Of Communication And Computer Systems

Address: 
Patission
10682 Athens
Greece
EU Contribution: 
€592,094
Partner Organisations: 

Egnatia Odos Ae

Address: 
Chlm Thessalonikis-Thermis
57001 Thessaloniki
Greece
EU Contribution: 
€186,000

Trl Limited

Address: 
Crowthorne Housenine Mile Ride
Wokingham
RG40 3GA
United Kingdom
EU Contribution: 
€536,375

Mistras Group Hellas Anonymos Biomichaniki Kai Emporiki Etaireia

Address: 
El. Venizelou & Deflon 7
14452 Athina
Greece
EU Contribution: 
€284,969

Risa Sicherheitsanalysen Gmbh

Address: 
Krumme Strasse
10627 Berlin
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€335,625

Democritus University Of Thrace

Address: 
PANEPISTIMIOUPOLI RECTORATE BUILDING
69100 KOMOTINI
Greece
EU Contribution: 
€75,129

T.e.c.n.i.c. Tecniche E Consulenzenell'ingegneria Civile-Consulting Engineers-Spa

Address: 
Via Panama
198 Roma
Italy
EU Contribution: 
€280,875

Forum Des Laboratoires Nationaux Europeens De Recherche Routiere

Address: 
BOULEVARD DE LA WOLUWE 42, BOITE 3
1200 BRUXELLES
Belgium
EU Contribution: 
€143,838

Universitaet Potsdam

Address: 
AM NEUEN PALAIS 10
14469 POTSDAM
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€569,688

Teletronic Rossendorf Gmbh

Address: 
BAUTZNER LANDSTRASSE 45
01454 RADEBERG
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€258,750

Karayollari Genel Mudurlugu

Address: 
Inonu Bulvari 14
6100 Yucetepe Ankara
Turkey
EU Contribution: 
€67,188

State Enterprise State Road Scientific Research Institute Named After M. P. Shulgin

Address: 
PEREMOGY AVENUE 57
KYIV
03113
Ukraine
EU Contribution: 
€45,200

Universitaet Paderborn

Address: 
Warburger Strasse 100
33098 Paderborn
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€326,625

Environmental Reliability And Risk Analysis

Address: 
LEOFOROS SYGGROY 67 KAI ZAN MOREAS 40
11745 ATHENS
Greece
EU Contribution: 
€180,688
Technologies: 
Development phase: