Cross-disciplinary advanced Vibration Laboratory (£32K EPSRC Capital Award for ECRs, £11K Faculty of Engineering Strategic Research Funding)

Project: Equipment onlyEquipment Only

Description

Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) is an emerging technology for damage identification of aerospace, civil and mechanical engineering infrastructure, with significant potential for life-safety and economic benefits. Vibration-based SHM entails measuring the response of structural systems to dynamic excitations through appropriate sensors, and intelligently analysing the measured response to identify damage occurrence or degradation. This project supports the development and build of a vibration laboratory (VibLab) across the Faculty of Engineering, a new inter-disciplinary facility for there is a strong need, but is currently missing at Strathclyde. The laboratory will benefit the short- and long-term career development plans of Early Career Researchers (ECRs), enhancing their capabilities in the field of SHM. It will also strengthen the connections across departments, and contribute to maximise external funding income and attract new industrial and academic partners. The facility is a joint initiative between the departments of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Naval Architecture and Ocean and Marine Engineering.

£32K EPSRC Capital Award for ECRs, £11K Faculty of Engineering Strategic Research Funding, £20k total combined departmental funding.

Layman's description

The project supports the development of a vibration laboratory for projects in the departments of MAE, CEE, NAOME and EEE in the Faculty of Engineering.
AcronymVibLab
StatusActive
Effective start/end date1/01/19 → …