EU Funds

SHM System implements the following projects financed by European Funds:

1. “Stress Damage Detector”
SHM System Sp z o.o. Sp. kom. received co-funded by the European Union grant as a part of the European Funds for Smart Economy programme, Priority: Support for entrepreneurs, Activity: SMART Pathway

The subject of the project is the development and implementation of a unique in the world detector into the SHM System portfolio. The Stress Damage Detector allow to indicate the moment when these stresses are reached, but before they are exceeded and before the material failure. The detector will take a form of fibre optic strain sensor made in DFOS (Distributed Fibre Optic Sensing) technology. The detection of the moment of occurring the damage stress is based only on the measurement of concrete strain, without any additional information, in particular without knowing the type of concrete, its strength characteristics or the value of initial stresses in the concrete in the area where the sensor is installed. The detector’s operation is based on a proprietary method for analysing the proportionality of strain of the monitored material, developed by SHM System.
The main task of the project is to determine the mechanical and structural parameters of the detector so that the detection of the moment of concrete failure is independent of the spatial direction of the sensor installation in the concrete, the grain size of the aggregates and the presence of reinforcement. The research will be based on numerical FEA analyses and experimental tests on testing stands.
The result of the project will be a fibre optic sensor allowing for indication when stress in concrete reaches a destructive level, but before the material failure. The innovative detector will be used in Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) systems, in particular in building critical infrastructure in terms of the consequences of its failure or destruction. This means that the product will indirectly serve to increase the safety of all citizens worldwide.
The product can also be used for laboratory research by research institutes and universities. The result of the project will also increase the potential and competitiveness of SHM System as a company offering top-quality solutions for Structural Health Monitoring of engineering structures.
Total cost of the project – 14,098,300.00 PLN
Value of co-funding from European Funds – 10,960,718.34 PLN
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2. “FBG sensor for non-uniform strain control”
The subject of the project is the development and implementation into the activity of the Applicant, a uniąue in the world FBG sensor allowing the measurement of non-uniform strain field in non-homogeneous materials. The main task of the project is to determine the mechanical parameters and geometry of the coating transmitting deformations to the long Bragg grating and to develop a germanium-doped fibrę with modified stiffness modulus, while maintaining the sensor’s interoperability with standard measurement devices used in the market. The value of the project is 8,875,126.25 PLN, including the contribution of European Funds: 7,330,815.50 PLN.

3. “A critical stress detector for steel pipelines
The aim of the project is to develop and implement world unique technology for the detection of critical states of stress in steel pipelines. The analysis of numerical models of the yielding phenomenon (FEM modeling) and experimental testing on test stands were selected as the main research methods. The detector developed within the framework of the project, in the form of a sensor band, together with the technology of its application, will enable monitoring of the technical condition of pipeline structures within the scope which has not been available so far and will provide key data, from the point of view of the assessment of the safety of the pipeline operation, on the stress state of the pipeline with the unambiguous signaling of critical stresses – yielding. The value of the project is 15,508,765.00 PLN, including the contribution of European Funds: 11,288,081.95 PLN.

4. “PDS – Plastic deformation sensor
The result of the project will be a plastic deformation sensor – the world’s first plasticization sensor (hereinafter PDS) for detecting the moment of yielding of the material in situ. The solution will allow to unambiguously determine the time when the material reaches the limit of elastic deformation and starts to work in the field of plastic deformation (yield point). The sensor will detect yielding only on the basis of the obtained measurement data, without knowing the strength characteristics of the material, the technical condition of the structural element and its initial state of deformation. The value of the project is 6,437,105.00 PLN, including the contribution of European Funds: 5,010,709.00 PLN.

5. “Innovative fiber optic sensor for strain and temperature measurement
The subject of the project is to carry out R&D works aiming at developing Innovative in Poland and in the world Fibre Optic Sensor for measuring Strain and Temperature of the centre using the same sensor in DFOS technology (hereinafter referred to as ISCOT). The result of the project will introduce a completely new quality on the market of fiber optic strain sensors using DFOS (Distributed Fibre Optic Sensing) technology. The value of the project is 6,506,871.59 PLN, including the contribution of European Funds: PLN 5,003,995.24.

6. “Development of a new hydraulic sensor for measuring the profile of vertical displacements
The aim of the project is to conduct research and development work in order to develop a new hydraulic sensor for measurement of vertical displacement profile of the investigated medium. The new sensor will allow for determination of vertical displacements changing in time in selected points or the profile of vertical displacements of such media as elements of engineering structures (e.g. bridges, flyovers), construction structures (e.g. floor beams, roof beams) or soil (e.g. in order to track the process of consolidation) on sections of up to 300 m in length. The value of the project is PLN 4,402,172.64, including the contribution of the European Funds: PLN 3,346,953.22.

7. “Development of a new fiber optic sensor enabling determination of vertical and horizontal displacement profiles of investigated objects on the length of up to 120 km
The aim of the project is to conduct industrial research and development of a new fiber optic sensor, used for 3D measurement of vertical and horizontal displacement of the medium surrounding the sensor. Knowledge gained in the course of the project will allow the introduction of a new fiber optic sensor to the market. The value of the project is PLN 4,932,158.36, including the contribution of European Funds: PLN 3,788,071.11.

8. “Extension of the industrial property protection for the invention entitled: “Method for continuous measurement of the displacement profile of building objects…
The aim of the project is to obtain the possibility of extending industrial property protection on the basis of priority of the national invention application P.412838 entitled: “Method for continuous measurement of displacement profile of buildings and a sensor for implementation of this method”.

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