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Reference Number EP/K033565/1
Title Monitoring the integrity of engineering infrastructure non-destructively
Status Completed
Energy Categories Fossil Fuels: Oil Gas and Coal(Oil and Gas, Other oil and gas) 2%;
Renewable Energy Sources(Wind Energy) 2%;
Renewable Energy Sources(Ocean Energy) 2%;
Nuclear Fission and Fusion(Nuclear Fission, Other nuclear fission) 2%;
Nuclear Fission and Fusion(Nuclear Fusion) 2%;
Other Power and Storage Technologies(Electric power conversion) 2%;
Not Energy Related 88%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 100%
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Dr F Cegla
No email address given
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Imperial College London
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 May 2014
End Date 30 April 2019
Duration 60 months
Total Grant Value £1,025,401
Industrial Sectors
Region London
Programme NC : Engineering
Investigators Principal Investigator Dr F Cegla , Department of Mechanical Engineering, Imperial College London (100.000%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , BP Exploration Co Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , University of Manchester (0.000%)
Project Contact , E.ON New Build and Technology Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , UK Research Centre in Non-Destructive Evaluation (RCNDE) (0.000%)
Project Contact , Rolls-Royce PLC (0.000%)
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Abstract 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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