SHAPE project takes part in 1st SENSKIN project workshop
1st SENSKIN Workshop, Monitoring Systems for Resilient and Sustainable Bridges, held on 8th November 2017 in Brussels
In a lively and fruitful discussion, around 40 participants from different countries provided valuable input to the work of the project at this meeting. The aim of this first workshop was to analyse the functional and operational requirements of the SENSKIN system based on the needs of bridge owners and operators, as well as the methodology of the SENSKIN monitoring system. To facilitate and enhance knowledge exchange between practitioners in the field of Structural Health Monitoring (SHM), a number of systems already being used and developed within the project context were also presented.
The second presentation, Damage Identification in Bridges Through Dynamic Monitoring, was part of the work being done in the framework of the SHAPE project ((The Predicting strength changes in bridges from frequency data safety, hazard, and poly-harmonic evaluation), which is financed through the ERA-NET Plus INFRAVATION programme. The presenter, Andrea Benedetti, Project Coordinator of SHAPE explained that the SHAPE device is designed to provide a permanent monitoring system on bridges to warn of strikes from barges and trucks. The device is designed to be attached to a bridge in order to monitor the vibration of the bridge with time.