TÜV AUSTRIA and University of Bologna: Strong partnership for Structural Health Monitoring

30.03.2023

TÜV AUSTRIA is expanding its research and development cooperation with the University of Bologna by supporting three PhD projects.

Permanent monitoring of the structural health of safety-critical components and structures – “Structural Health Monitoring” is changing the paradigm of structural maintenance: it provides the operator with clarity about the safety condition of structures at all times and, based on the intelligent analysis of measurement data recorded over an extended period of time, a forecast can be made about the future structural health condition. This not only significantly increases operational safety, but also makes it possible to set targeted maintenance intervals.

Leading role in Structural Health Monitoring

TÜV AUSTRIA plays a leading role in the development and use of Structural Health Monitoring. This lead is now being extended through a research and development cooperation with the Advanced Research Center on Electronic Systems (ARCES) of the University of Bologna. Over the course of the next three years, an international team will be researching new areas of application in the context of three PhD projects. Alongside the experts from the University of Bologna, application experts from the TÜV AUSTRIA Group, amongst others from the Italian companies TÜV AUSTRIA Italia and SINT Technology, will support the PhD students in their research. In particular, new procedures for the holistic monitoring of bridges are to be developed, new approaches for long-term monitoring of metallic pressure equipment (e.g., LPG tanks) are to be tested and monitoring methods for use on pressure vessels made of composite materials, which are increasingly being used for the storage and transport of hydrogen, are to be researched.

The University of Bologna is the world’s oldest university and one of the largest educational institutions in Italy.

(f.l.t.r.): Antonio Ferraro (COO TÜV AUSTRIA ITALIA), Alessio Benincasa (SINT Technology), Luca Santucci (SINT Technology), Luca De Marchi (UNIBO), Camilla Bahia Larocca (UNIBO), Denis Bogomolov (UNIBO), Alessandro Marzani (UNIBO), Antonio Palermo (UNIBO), Federica Zonzini (UNIBO), Crescenzo Di Fratta (CEO TÜV AUSTRIA ITALIA), Mohammad Abdullah Siddiqui (UNIBO), Gerald Lackner (TÜV AUSTRIA), Armin Proyer (TÜV AUSTRIA), Sina Zolfagharysaravi (UNIBO), Mikhail Prokofyev (TÜV AUSTRIA) und Enrico Boccini (SINT Technology)
(f.l.t.r.): Antonio Ferraro (COO TÜV AUSTRIA ITALIA), Alessio Benincasa (SINT Technology), Luca Santucci (SINT Technology), Luca De Marchi (UNIBO), Camilla Bahia Larocca (UNIBO), Denis Bogomolov (UNIBO), Alessandro Marzani (UNIBO), Antonio Palermo (UNIBO), Federica Zonzini (UNIBO), Crescenzo Di Fratta (CEO TÜV AUSTRIA ITALIA), Mohammad Abdullah Siddiqui (UNIBO), Gerald Lackner (TÜV AUSTRIA), Armin Proyer (TÜV AUSTRIA), Sina Zolfagharysaravi (UNIBO), Mikhail Prokofyev (TÜV AUSTRIA) und Enrico Boccini (SINT Technology)

TÜV AUSTRIA: DI Christoph Schwald, christoph.schwald@tuvaustria.com, +43 5 0454 6576, +43 664 60454 6576 | TÜV AUSTRIA Italia: Eng. Crescenzo di Fratta, c.difratta@tuvaustriaitalia.com, +39 0731 22 78 01, +39 334 3491982 | University of Bologna: Prof. Alessandro Marzani, Ph.D., alessandro.marzani@unibo.it, +39 051 2093510, +39 335 6487026

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