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USES of novel Ultrasonic and Seismic Embedded Sensors for the non-destructive evaluation and structural health monitoring of critical infrastructure and human-built objects

PROJECTS
Funding
European
European Union
Duration
-
Geo-spatial type
Infrastructure Node
Total project cost
€0
EU Contribution
€2 657 779
Project website
Project Acronym
USES2
STRIA Roadmaps
Infrastructure (INF)
Transport mode
Multimodal icon
Transport policies
Safety/Security
Transport sectors
Passenger transport,
Freight transport

Overview

Call for proposal
HORIZON-MSCA-2021-DN-01
Link to CORDIS
Background & Policy context

Infrastructure makes up the arteries of modern society, providing people, organisations with all necessities – from utilities to housing and transport. However, its maintainance can be difficult. While non-destructive evaluation is the process currently being used, it is disruptive to infrastructure. An interesting possibility is to use condition-based structural health monitoring (SHM) with sensors. However, these sensors currently provide local information making it inefficient for the size and complexity of infrastructure.

Objectives

The EU-funded USES2 project aims to develop an alternative by bringing together new sensor technologies, improved processing tools and full-mechanical-waveform-based imaging, as well, as training researchers to efficiently utilise these tools. This will allow for efficient larger-scale infrastructure structural health monitoring, essential for their everyday use.

Detecting degradation that endangers the safety and impairs availability of infrastructure and components is currently the task of schedule-driven Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE), this process is however costly and disruptive. The attractive alternative is to use condition based Structural Health Monitoring (SHM).

Current, SHM typically uses sensors that provide local information only, which may be insufficient for detecting interior degradation or require very dense networks. Furthermore, the performance of both in-situ sensing systems and algorithms to process and interpret the sensor data is reduced when subject to Environmental and Operational Conditions (EOC). This limits their large-scale deployment.

USES2 will develop and combine novel emerging sensing technologies (optical fibre and wireless pieozoelectric sensors), advanced processing (compressed sensing, artificial intelligence) and full-mechanical-waveform-based imaging to tackle these issues.

Methodology

Key to this cross-disciplinary work is a new generation of researchers with skills across sensing and signal processing. They will be trained with a unique combination of “hands-on” multidisciplinary research demonstrators, industrial placements, and courses /workshops on scientific and transferable skills. All of which is facilitated by the broad intersectoral composition of the consortium.

USES2 will produce world class researchers expert in innovative sensing solutions, advanced mechanical wave processing and robust EOC compensation methods. Their skills will be embodied in a series of laboratory demonstrators and in situ industrially relevant experiments spanning three key sectors of European industry: energy [power plants (nuclear, wind), hydrogen storage, pipeline networks for fuel exploration and transport], mobility for citizens (aircraft, automotive industry) and construction (urban subsurface soil, infrastructures).

Funding

Specific funding programme
HORIZON.1.2 - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA)
Other Programme
HORIZON-MSCA-2021-DN-01-01 MSCA Doctoral Networks 2021

Partners

Lead Organisation
Organisation
UNIVERSITE GUSTAVE EIFFEL
Address
5 BOULEVARD DESCARTES CAMPUS DE MARNE-LA-VALLE, 77454 MARNE-LA-VALLEE, France
EU Contribution
€565 387
Partner Organisations
Organisation
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Address
HANSASTRASSE 27C, 80686 MUNCHEN, Germany
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€260 539
Organisation
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
Address
RUE LEBLANC 25, 75015 PARIS 15, France
EU Contribution
€282 694
Organisation
UNIVERSITE LIBRE DE BRUXELLES
Address
AVENUE FRANKLIN ROOSEVELT 50, 1050 Brussels / Bruxelles, Belgium
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€262 620
Organisation
Bundesanstalt Fuer Materialforschung Und -Pruefung
Address
Unter Den Eichen 87, 12205 Berlin, Germany
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€260 539
Organisation
ISAMGEO ITALIA S.R.L.
Address
VIA ARNO 1, 21021 ANGERA, Italy
EU Contribution
€259 438
Organisation
ZENSOR
Address
WITTE PATERSSTRAAT 4, 1040 BRUSSELS, Belgium
EU Contribution
€262 620
Organisation
AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE SA
Address
CALLE AVIOCAR 2, 28906 GETAFE (MADRID), Spain
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€251 971
Organisation
UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID
Address
CALLE RAMIRO DE MAEZTU 7 EDIFICIO RECTORADO, 28040 MADRID, Spain
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€251 971

Technologies

Technology Theme
Sensor technologies
Technology
Sensors for improving logistics planning and increasing safety
Development phase
Research/Invention

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