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EPSRC Reference: EP/K033565/1
Title: Monitoring the integrity of engineering infrastructure non-destructively
Principal Investigator: Cegla, Dr F
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Project Partners:
BP E.On RCNDE
Rolls-Royce Plc University of Manchester, The
Department: Dept of Mechanical Engineering
Organisation: Imperial College London
Scheme: EPSRC Fellowship
Starts: 01 May 2014 Ends: 30 April 2019 Value (£): 1,025,401
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Acoustics Eng. Dynamics & Tribology
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Panel History:
Panel DatePanel NameOutcome
10 Sep 2013 Engineering Fellowships Interview Meeting - 10/11 Sept 2013 Announced
07 May 2013 Engineering Prioritisation Meeting 7/8 May 2013 Announced
Summary on Grant Application Form
This proposal seeks funding for a five year early career fellowship programme which aims to establish monitoring of engineering infrastructure with permanently installed arrays of NDE sensors as an alternative to conventional inspections. There are clear industrial drivers that motivate the use of permanently installed NDE sensors, however, a range of challenges need to be overcome before these systems can be adopted on a large scale in industry. Key issues are robust transducer hardware, coverage and defect sensitivity, data handling and interpretation, as well as the quantification of uncertainties in detection and sizing of defects. This fellowship has identified 3 industrial applications that span these challenges and 3 research work packages that will seek generally applicable solutions to the associated problems. Use of the industrial applications as examples enables grounding of the generally applicable research work and accelerated knowledge and technology transfer to industry. The research will be carried out by Dr. Frederic Cegla at Imperial College London who has a proven track record in research and technology transfer of ultrasonic monitoring equipment. The vision of the fellowship is aligned with that of the UK Research Centre in Non-destructive Evaluation (RCNDE) and its 16 industrial members.
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