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Research project: Condition Monitoring

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It is imperative to periodically assess or continually monitor the integrity of infrastructure that is safety or mission critical, or to initiate repairs in a timely and economical manner. Monitoring changes in vibration and wave propagation characteristics is an attractive solution since information can often be gleaned from sensors that are positioned remotely from any incipient damage. Recent and ongoing research in the Dynamics Group exploits waves and vibration to identify damage to piping networks, aircraft, reinforced concrete and rotating machinery. The effects are also being studied of transport induced vibration on museum artefacts and liquid medicines. Related projects: Zero Leakage 2050 Mapping the Underworld Prediction of ultrasonic wave propagation in aircraft structures for crack monitoring Ultrasonic Removal of Surface Accretions Accretion removal using transient vibration Safeguarding museum objects from shock and vibration during transit Guided wave inspection of bars in reinforced-concrete beams Removing biofouling from water pipes using guided waves Transportation of medical products by drone

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Dynamics Group
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