Smart cement for novel monitoring systems
|Coordinator||Luleå tekniska universitet - Samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser (SBN)|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 1 500 000|
|Project duration||September 2016 - October 2019|
|Venture||The strategic innovation programme InfraSweden2030|
Purpose and goal
The main aim of the project is to develop a novel monitoring system for concrete structures which will be reliable, extremely robust, easy to install and durable. The following main project objectives have been identified: optimization of the synthesis process of smart cement, determining effects of its synthesis parameters, determination of dependency between various load factors, development of prototype monitoring system, full scale pilot application and verification of laboratory test results
Expected results and effects
The main output (deliverable) of this project to the society and stakeholders is a novel technology which will improve sustainability of concrete structures through introduction of multi-functionality which will combine loadbearing capacity with self-monitoring (self-sensing) capability. The implementation of the results will be accomplished by one full scale demonstration project which will include installation of the developed system on existing structure belonging to Trafikverket. The obtained results will be correlated with laboratory studies.
Planned approach and implementation
The project duration will be 3 years starting 2017 and finalizing in 2019. There are 4 milestone planned for the project: M1- optimized synthesis process for cement/CNF hybrid, M2- defined properties of hydrated smart cements and their properties and electrical responses to various types of loadings, M3- fully functional prototype of the monitoring systems ready for installation on real structures. The reference group will meet 5 times during the project. The main partners of this project will be Luleå University of Technology and Trafikverket.