Sensor integration, data fusion and information management for industrial monitoring systems

One of the main challenges of SHM remains the transfer of sensing and damage detection technologies from the laboratory environment to routine field applications (including wireless sensors). This requires an industrial approach to system integration and validation. It is for example important to ensure that data from each measurement system is collected and managed in a coherent way and that the data management and decision making tools can access straightforwardly all data. For the sensors developed in ESR1's project and ESR2's project, these interfaces have to be developed and implemented, including appropriate visualisation tools.

Furthermore, specific data fusion and data mining algorithms must be developed, implemented and tested in order to verify their effectiveness in real field conditions and under different environmental and operational disturbances. Finally, validation of each technology and their combination can serve as the basis for a future commercial activity to promote the results of the project.

Keywords: data fusion, data mining algorithms, fatigue.
Research fields: informatics, electronic, automatics, civil engineering.

NeoStrain (Krakow, Poland)

36 months
From 10.02.2017 to 09.02.2020

Silesian University of Technology (Gliwice, Poland)

PhD director: Assoc. Prof. Marek Salamak (Silesian University of Technology)

PhD co-director: Assoc. Prof. Andrzej Katunin (Silesian University of Technology)

The defence is scheduled for beginning of 2020. Stay tuned...

Maintenance is a very important issue in modern transportation network. Old infrastructures in poor condition instead of profits may cause nuisance. The knowledge, when particular asset is needed to be mended might be crucial. Present fatigue thesis are not reliable, so the calculations most often are not accurate. New methods of assessing durability of infrastructure are vital. Prototype sensors and new methods of measurement will be developed by consortium members during this project, new data acquisition and signal processing must follow them.

Main aim is to develop specific data fusion and data mining algorithms, implementation and testing in order to verify their effectiveness in real field conditions and under different environmental and operational disturbances.

  • Acquisition and management of the data.
  • Data optimisation based on data fusion and data mining algorithm.
  • Laboratory tests of the platform.
  • In situ implementation and testing.
  • Sensor integration in project.
  • Connecting all sensors algorithm.
  • Papers in conferences and journals.
    • BAM (Berlin, Germany)
      August, September & October 2017
      Innovative monitoring methods, integration of innovative sensors in existing networks, data fusion
    • EPFL (Lausanne, Switzerland)
      February 2019
      Acoustic emission
    • PHIMECA (Cournon d'Auvergne, France)
      June & July 2019
      Monitoring demands and boundary conditions
    • Salamak M., Klikowicz P.
      Protections and monitoring of European transportation routes in upper Silesia mining area
      14th SGEM GeoConference on Science and Technologies in Geology, Exploration and Mining, Albena, Bulgaria, 17-26 June 2014, At 363-368, Volume: 2
    • Klikowicz P., Salamak M.
      Indirect determination of support reactions in concrete bridge elements
      10th Central European Conference on Concrete Engineering, Liberec, 1-2 October 2014
    • Klikowicz P., Lazinski P., Salamak M.
      New methods for monitoring and diagnosis of concrete bridges - Coda Wave technology
      11th Central European Conference on Concrete Engineering, Hainburg, 1-2 October 2015

    Publications

    Outreach activities

    ESR3 Joyraj Chakraborty:

    • Maintains and updates an individual blog on a regular basis. Read his posts.
    • Participated in the BAM PhD day.
    • Recorded a video as done within the so-called Three Minute Thesis (3MT®). Watch the video.

    Contact

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    ESR 3: Joyraj Chakraborty (NeoStrain)

    joyraj@neostrain.pl

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    Local industrial supervisor: Dr Piotr Klikowicz (NeoStrain)

    piotr.klikowicz@neostrain.pl

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    Academic co-supervisor: Dr Ernst Niederleithinger (BAM)

    ernst.niederleithinger@bam.de

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    PhD director: Assoc. Prof. Marek Salamak (Silesian University of Technology)

    marek.salamak@polsl.pl

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    PhD co-director: Assoc. Prof. Andrzej Katunin (Silesian University of Technology)

    andrzej.katunin@polsl.pl