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Reference Number EP/R013535/1
Title UKCRIC - PLEXUS - Priming Laboratory EXperiments on infrastructure and Urban Systems
Status Completed
Energy Categories Energy Efficiency(Other) 20%;
Not Energy Related 80%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Civil Engineering) 75%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 25%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Professor CDF Rogers
No email address given
Infra. Engineering & Management
University of Birmingham
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 January 2018
End Date 28 February 2021
Duration 38 months
Total Grant Value £1,013,092
Industrial Sectors Construction; Energy; Transport Systems and Vehicles
Region West Midlands
Programme UKCRIC
 
Investigators Principal Investigator Professor CDF Rogers , Infra. Engineering & Management, University of Birmingham (99.967%)
  Other Investigator Professor CA Taylor , Civil Engineering, University of Bristol (0.001%)
Dr A Sextos , Civil Engineering, University of Bristol (0.001%)
Professor G Mylonakis , Civil Engineering, University of Bristol (0.001%)
Dr F De Luca , Civil Engineering, University of Bristol (0.001%)
Dr D Chapman , Civil Engineering, University of Birmingham (0.001%)
Dr I Jefferson , Civil Engineering, University of Birmingham (0.001%)
Dr N Metje , Civil Engineering, University of Birmingham (0.001%)
Professor NJ Cassidy , Civil Engineering, University of Birmingham (0.001%)
Dr J Schooling , Engineering, University of Cambridge (0.001%)
Professor SD Guest , Engineering, University of Cambridge (0.001%)
Professor W Powrie , Faculty of Engineering and the Environment, University of Southampton (0.001%)
Dr DJ Richards , Faculty of Engineering and the Environment, University of Southampton (0.001%)
Dr JA Smethurst , Faculty of Engineering and the Environment, University of Southampton (0.001%)
Dr B Jefferson , School of Applied Sciences, Cranfield University (0.001%)
Dr P Jeffrey , School of Applied Sciences, Cranfield University (0.001%)
Dr DMG Taborda , Civil and Environmental Eng, Imperial College London (0.001%)
Professor S Glendinning , Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Newcastle University (0.001%)
Dr A Schellart , Civil and Structural Engineering, University of Sheffield (0.001%)
Dr P Shepley , Civil and Structural Engineering, University of Sheffield (0.001%)
Professor N Dixon , Civil and Building Engineering, Loughborough University (0.001%)
Dr CI (Chris ) Goodier , Civil and Building Engineering, Loughborough University (0.001%)
Professor P Carrillo , Civil and Building Engineering, Loughborough University (0.001%)
Professor Y Wang , Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering, University of Manchester (0.001%)
Professor Q Li , Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering, University of Manchester (0.001%)
Professor S Tait , Sch of Engineering Design and Technology, University of Bradford (0.001%)
Professor L Black , Civil Engineering, University of Leeds (0.001%)
Dr S Rees , Civil Engineering, University of Leeds (0.001%)
Dr FA Loveridge , Civil Engineering, University of Leeds (0.001%)
Dr N Koteyko , School of Languages Linguistics and Film, Queen Mary, University of London (0.001%)
Dr R Villa , School of Water, Energy and Environmen, Cranfield University (0.001%)
Professor P Jarvis , School of Water, Energy and Environmen, Cranfield University (0.001%)
Dr RA Stirling , Sch of Engineering, Newcastle University (0.001%)
Professor T Papaioannou , Faculty of Arts and Social Sci (FASS), Open University (0.001%)
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Objectives
Abstract The UK Collaboratorium for Research on Infrastructure and Cities (UKCRIC) is, with a (matched) capital investment of 138m from BEIS, creating world-class city observatory, modelling & simulation and physical laboratory facilities. The UKCRIC Laboratories will form the state-of-the-art, world class, national research infrastructure that UK academic researchers and infrastructure providers need if they are to deliver world leading infrastructure provision and performance. UKCRIC's overall mission is to move away from the traditional, somewhat siloed, academic and industry viewpoints, which all stakeholders now increasingly recognise is a major barrier to innovation and to the radical changes in infrastructure provision practice that are needed to tackle the huge scale of the UK and global infrastructure renewal challenge.This proposal from UKCRIC's Laboratories Strand aims to prepare for and use UKCRIC's laboratory facilities for the ultimate purpose of developing UKCRIC's research staff capacity & capability, and create a Common Vision, Strategic Research Agenda & Implementation Action Plan for the Laboratories Strand via three expansive yet interlinked critical technical challenges.It meets EPSRC's objectives of encouraging new collaborations; demonstrating cross institution-theme-facility working central to the UKCRIC vision; contributing to the benefits as set out in the UKCRIC Business Case; & delivering research aligning with the outcomes from UKCRIC's workshops.Three important and urgent technical challenges will contextualise the research:(1) intense physical interdependency of urban infrastructure systems, each of which relies on ground support;(2) harvesting energy from buried infrastructure systems; and,(3) accelerated deterioration of infrastructure materials due to extreme loading.The challenges are synergistic, having been identified by industry as high added-value problems offering quick-win outcomes.Exploration of these challenge will inform learning capture and be translated into the Vision, Research Agenda & Implementation Action Plan.PLEXUS will enable academics and industry stakeholders to co-produce and test the essential collaborative frameworks that will underpin the success of the overall UKCRIC enterprise. This integrated view will help drive progress towards the more integrated and holistic sector mindset that must underpin transformative thinking and practice in infrastructure provision.
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