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VG360

Non-contact precision measurement system for structural health monitoring

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Project "VG360" data sheet

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Coordinator
IMETRUM LTD 

Organization address
address: THE COURTYARD WRAXALL HILL
city: BRISTOL
postcode: BS48 1NA
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 Coordinator Country United Kingdom [UK]
 Project website https://www.imetrum.com/
 Total cost 71˙429 €
 EC max contribution 50˙000 € (70%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.3. (PRIORITY 'Societal challenges)
2. H2020-EU.2.3. (INDUSTRIAL LEADERSHIP - Innovation In SMEs)
3. H2020-EU.2.1. (INDUSTRIAL LEADERSHIP - Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies)
 Code Call H2020-SMEInst-2018-2020-1
 Funding Scheme SME-1
 Starting year 2019
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2019-06-01   to  2019-09-30

 Partnership

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# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    IMETRUM LTD UK (BRISTOL) coordinator 50˙000.00

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 Project objective

The monitoring of structures is one of the ultimate challenges to engineering companies today. Ageing and increasing number of extreme events (e.g. earthquakes or strong wind) are degrading the long-term performance of the structures. A collapse or closure of structure can lead to chaos, significant financial losses, and, in some cases, heavy casualties. The recent collapse of the Morandi bridge (Genoa, Italy) due to ageing structures and poor maintenance led to 43 deaths and €600 million loss. Whereas, a single-lane closure of the Forth Road Bridge in Scotland due to the safety risk caused a €734k loss daily. Unfortunately, the current solutions are expensive, slow and unreliable, leading to ineffective monitoring and reduced number of analysis. In Italy, only ¼ of the schools have been examined for the seismic resistance. The currently adopted techniques request the installation of permanent devices on the structure to be monitored, implying: high installation and monitoring costs, time-consuming monitoring and low versatility. VG360 is a digital non-contact measurement system for the structural monitoring of large structures and geotechnical engineering projects. During the feasibility assessment, a minimum viable product will be defined, a go-to-market strategy and a supply chain will be established, as well as further development plan will be drafted. Within the overall innovation project, Imetrum needs to customise VG360 for two different RTS applications; setup a production line; and carry out 6-month pilot with three secured civil engineering companies leading to the system validation.

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