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Advanced Structural Health Monitoring Seminar 25 May 2010
National Physical Laboratory, Teddington Seminar


The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) in conjunction with the British Society for Strain Measurement (BSSM) and the UK Forum for Engineering Structural Integrity (FESI) are organising a seminar on Advanced Structural Health Monitoring, to be held at NPL on Tuesday 25th May. The seminar offers a unique opportunity to highlight the issues and challenges facing different industry sectors, and to identify the synergy and overlap between the different approaches - to register and for delegate and exhibitor fees please download a registration form here

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Successful application of Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) is possible only when the practitioners in the field fully understand the requirements of both asset holders and maintenance consultants, which must be both realistic and achievable. One of the main common challenges is assessing structural condition from multiple measured data streams, thus generating knowledge about the structure rather than just data. Keynote presentations will highlight the issues and challenges facing different industry sectors, and the synergy and overlap between the different approaches. Current developments in measurement techniques will be covered together with approaches to data analysis and the management of large multiparameter datasets. 
The seminar aims to bring together engineers, scientists and researchers directly involved in SHM. It is particularly targeted at infrastructure asset holders, industry regulators, structural and maintenance consultants, sensor manufacturers, and research organisations, providing a focus and forum for discussion and dissemination of the latest advances and technique developments.
The day will include an exhibition and demonstrations of equipment related to aspects of SHM, and a visit to the NPL bridge demonstrator, where more than 12 different technologies have been installed and used for real-time monitoring of the bridge. The systems have been working successfully over a two-year period when the bridge has been loaded and damaged in a controlled manner to measure the performance and capabilities of the different monitoring systems.
Poster presentations are invited on topics relevant to SHM. Please produce an A1 portrait poster for the event; poster boards will be provided. Please indicate on the registration form if you wish to present a poster. Spaces for posters are limited and allocations will be made on receipt of registration fee.

Alan Gilbertson (Consultant to CIRIA)

Technical Committee:
Elena Barton, Nick McCormick (NPL), John Sharples, Poul Gosney (FESI)

Organising Committee:
Jerry Lord (NPL), John Edwards (BSSM), Poul Gosney (FESI)


9.15 - 10.00 


Registration and coffee

10.00 - 10.10


Welcome and introduction
Alan Gilbertson (Consultant to CIRIA)

10.10 - 10.35


SHM for civil engineering assets - a client view
Brian Bell, Network Rail

10.35 - 11.00


The role of SHM in the insurance industry
John Parvin, Zurich Insurance

11.00 - 11.25


Structural health monitoring of landmark  civil infrastructure in the UK
James Brownjohn, Sheffield University

11.25 - 11.50


Applications and challenges of SHM in  the aerospace industry
Christophe Paget, Airbus

11.50 - 12.30


Exhibitors (5 min) pitch / Posters (1 min)

12.30 - 13.45


Lunch and Exhibition

13.45 - 14.10


An overview of the IMAJINE Project - monitoring joint integrity
Richard Lee, ESR Technology

14.10 - 14.35


Structural integrity monitoring using guided ultrasonic waves
Paul Fromme, University College London

14.35 - 15.00


Condition monitoring of composite pipes using laser shearography
Leon Lobo, Laser Optical Engineering

15.00 - 15.30


Refreshments, exhibition and posters

15.30 - 15.55


Applications and advances in acoustic emission monitoring
Rhys Pullin, Cardiff University

15.55 - 16.20


Damage detection using the environmental response of the structure
Elena Barton, NPL

16.20 - 16.45


The benefits of standardised data  representations in multiple data streams
Norman Swindells, Ferroday Ltd

16.45 - 17.00


Discussion and close

17.00 - 18.00


Visit to NPL Bridge and networking

Fees and registration 
To register and for delegate and exhibitor fees please download a registration form here

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