Summary

CHEMISTRY, CIVIL ENGINEERING AND INNOVATION COME TOGETHER

WHAT WE DO?

The development of integrated monitoring systems, for new and existing concrete or reinforced concrete (RC) structures is of extreme importance to understand their response to both structural and environmental loadings during their service life. Monitoring these structures reduces costs by allowing a more rational approach to the assessment of repair options, scheduling of inspection and maintenance strategies. SolSensors project aims to develop integrated multiplexed systems to monitor the durability of concrete and RC structures. In SolSensors project new organic-inorganic hybrid sol-gel materials will be developed and coupled to advanced fiber optic sensors to simultaneously monitor pH, moisture, chloride ions and alkali-silica reactions (ASR) in concrete. This system will allow the real-time monitoring progress of deterioration mechanisms (carbonation, ASR and corrosion of steel reinforcement) by quantifying the parameters responsible by that degradation. Furthermore, integrated systems will allow for the development/improvement of theoretical models to predict with high accuracy the service life of concrete and RC structures under the action of combined effects.

SOLSENSORS

PROJECT SUMMARY

Designation: Scientific Research Projects and Technological Development (IC&DT)

Operational Program: Operational Program Competitiveness and Internationalization.

Thematic Objective: OT 1 - Strengthening research, technological development and innovation.

Investment Priority: PI 1.1 - Reinforcement of research and innovation infrastructures (R&I)

Typology of Intervention: TI 45 - Scientific and technological research.

Project Localization (NUTS II): North 98.39% | Alentejo 1.61%.

About SolSensors

SolSensors is a research project funded by FCT focused on the development of integrated multiplexed systems to monitor the durability of concrete and RC structures. 

The project has a duration of 3 years.

Get In Touch

Campus de Gualtar
Escola de Ciências
4710 – 057 Braga
Portugal

Tel +351 253604370

info@solsensors.eu

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