MONICO

Fibre Optics-Based Intelligent MONItoring and Assessment System for Proactive Maintenance and Seismic Disaster Prevention in Reinforced COncrete Tunnel Linings

 Coordinatore INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS 

 Organization address address: Patission Str. 42
city: ATHINA
postcode: 10682

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Angelos
Cognome: Amditis
Email: send email
Telefono: 302108000000
Fax: 302108000000

 Nazionalità Coordinatore Greece [EL]
 Sito del progetto http://www.monico-eu.org
 Totale costo 1˙498˙727 €
 EC contributo 1˙202˙834 €
 Programma FP7-SME
Specific Programme "Capacities": Research for the benefit of SMEs
 Code Call FP7-SME-2007-1
 Funding Scheme BSG-SME
 Anno di inizio 2008
 Periodo (anno-mese-giorno) 2008-10-01   -   2011-03-31

 Partecipanti

# participant  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS

 Organization address address: Patission Str. 42
city: ATHINA
postcode: 10682

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Angelos
Cognome: Amditis
Email: send email
Telefono: 302108000000
Fax: 302108000000

EL (ATHINA) coordinator 0.00
2    ADVANCED OPTICS SOLUTIONS GMBH

 Organization address address: AMMONSTRASSE 35
city: DRESDEN
postcode: 1067

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Johann
Cognome: Meissner
Email: send email
Telefono: 493515000000
Fax: 493515000000

DE (DRESDEN) participant 0.00
3    GHT PHOTONICS SRL

 Organization address address: VIA ISTRIA 55
city: PADOVA
postcode: 35135

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Bruno
Cognome: Griffoni
Email: send email
Telefono: +39 049 8658873
Fax: +39 049 8658897

IT (PADOVA) participant 0.00
4    OPTRONICS TECHNOLOGIES A.B.E.T.E.

 Organization address address: Thessalonikis 79-81
city: Moschato
postcode: 18346

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Georgios
Cognome: Papastergiou
Email: send email
Telefono: +30 210 983 7121
Fax: +30 210 983 4814

EL (Moschato) participant 0.00
5    OSMOS SA

 Organization address address: RUE DES PEUPLIERS 23
city: BOIS COLOMBES
postcode: 92270

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Charles
Cognome: Viano
Email: send email
Telefono: 0033 147696910
Fax: 0033 147862481

FR (BOIS COLOMBES) participant 0.00
6    RISA SICHERHEITSANALYSEN GMBH

 Organization address address: Krumme Strasse 55
city: BERLIN
postcode: 10627

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Günter
Cognome: Becker
Email: send email
Telefono: 49303157060
Fax: 493032000000

DE (BERLIN) participant 0.00
7    TECNIC - TECNICHE E CONSULENZE NELL' INGEGNERIA CIVILE SPA - CONSULTING ENGINEERS SPA

 Organization address address: Via Panama 86/A
city: ROMA
postcode: 198

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Giovanni
Cognome: Belliazzi
Email: send email
Telefono: -685355049
Fax: -685355057

IT (ROMA) participant 0.00
8    UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TRENTO

 Organization address address: VIA CALEPINA 14
city: TRENTO
postcode: 38122

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Mauro
Cognome: Da Lio
Email: send email
Telefono: +39 0461 882501
Fax: ++39 0461 882599

IT (TRENTO) participant 0.00

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tunnel    civil    seismic    engineering    optic    reinforced    tunnels    assessing    structural    monitoring    smes    market    structures    communication    monico    wireless    technologies    countries    earthquake    construction    fibre    alone    loads    safety    cycle    safer    reliability    optics    competitiveness    sensors    life    deformation    models    monitored    data    sensing    combination    sensor    dss   

 Obiettivo del progetto (Objective)

'Manny planned tunnels are in countries of high seismicity with several Km under densely populated areas requiring high safety standards. Structural sensing with remotely interrogated fibre optic deformation sensors has a large potential usage on extended structures such as tunnels where it can be the basis for condition assessment. For this, algorithms for structural health assessment of tunnels under operating and seismic loads need to be developed. New technologies are being developed continuously in the optical sensing area. It is important that existing and emerging fibre optics based deformation technologies be evaluated and optimised so that alone or in combination can provide optimal performance in the structural sensing of tunnels. The aim in MONICO is to provide the participating SMEs (in the fibre optic structural sensing field) with a package that will include an optimized fibre optics based deformation-sensing system for the real-time measurement of deformations of reinforced concrete linings in tunnels and a Decision-Support-System (DSS) for proactive maintenance and earthquake risk management that will assess the structural reliability of the monitored lining under operating and seismic loads. MONICO comprises development of: 1. An optimised fibre optics based deformation monitoring system with wireless communication capabilities that can monitor at seismic frequencies 2. Models that based on deformation measurements in ‘1’ will assess the local and global structural reliability of monitored tunnel cross sections under operating and seismic loads 3. A DSS with the above models and expert system technology 4. An integrated package of the DSS in ‘3’ and the system in ‘1’ The sensing system and seismic vulnerability model will be evaluated experimentally. With this package the SMEs will expand their market by offering additional products and services in the same and new countries and get financial benefits from the distribution of results to oth'

Introduzione (Teaser)

A high-tech sensor system installed on tunnel walls will help assess structural integrity of tunnels and encourage safer road transportation infrastructure.

Descrizione progetto (Article)

Fibre optic sensor technologies show great promise in monitoring and assessing civil structures such as tunnels and also account for seismic stability and life cycle. Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) specialising in fibre optic structural sensing will have opportunities to enhance safety and increase competitiveness in the construction sector. The EU-funded project http://www.monico-eu.org (MONICO) worked on strengthening SMEs in the field.

MONICO developed and produced an advanced fibre optics sensing system for monitoring the structural condition and seismic loading of reinforced concrete in tunnels. The sensors are embedded in concrete for the life-cycle measurement of deformation and they wirelessly transmit crucial data on seismic disturbances. A sensor data processing module to filter out noise and false inputs was also produced for integration into the fibre optic system.

The project team also studied two different monitoring systems, namely a Bragg grating fibre optic-based monitoring system and a distributed fibre optics sensing system. It assessed the pros and cons of both to study how they can be exploited for the project purposes, either alone or in combination.

Development of the system also included different components such as interrogation unit and reliable wireless communication capability, both under normal conditions and during an earthquake. After intense testing, calibration and validation of the various parts, the system was completed and approved by the civil engineering partners.

Assessing the lifetime of civil structures will lead to improved environmental impact and cost effectiveness, making the new system an important tool in construction and engineering. Fibre optic sensors also represent one of the most promising market segments, increasing the competitiveness of the industry in the EU. Efforts have been made to exploit the project's results by identifying customers and positioning the technology in the market, bringing Europe one step closer to safer tunnels and structures.

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