PhD Studentship: Bridge Health Monitoring for Risk-Based Asset Management

University of Nottingham

Supervised by Rasa Remenyte-Prescott (Resilience Engineering, School of Engineering) and Panagiotis Psimoulis (Geospatial Engineering, School of Engineering)

Intention: To analyze and develop an strategy for bridge well being monitoring and its inclusion in risk-based asset administration modelling


At the moment evaluation of the well being state of bridges is usually carried out by means of visible inspections, which may be subjective and rare. Structural Well being Monitoring (SHM) strategies supply an alternate with the potential for steady, real-time monitoring that would result in improved assessments of failure danger and better-informed asset administration selections. Up to now, out there monitoring strategies usually are not developed as part of a holistic strategy to assist exploratory inspections and sensor information will not be integrated in asset administration.

Proposed challenge

The intention of this challenge is to develop a framework to establish the bridge well being state utilizing goal measurements obtained from an easy-to-deploy, moveable, sensor-based monitoring system, which is able to complement the present visible inspection strategy. This proposed framework will then use the sensor information to assist bridge asset administration selections, primarily based on the prognosis of the bridge well being state obtained. It’s envisaged that long run such monitoring approaches will supersede visible inspections of bridges. Wider affect is predicted by means of future functions to several types of railway bridges, in addition to street bridges.

Abstract: Open to UK/EU/abroad college students. Search for funding sources at

Entry Necessities: Beginning October 2024, we require an enthusiastic graduate with a 1st class diploma in engineering, laptop science, maths, or a related self-discipline, at built-in Grasp’s degree or with a related MSc (in distinctive circumstances a 2:1 diploma may be thought of).

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For any enquiries in regards to the challenge and the funding please electronic mail Rasa Remenyte-Prescott ([email protected] )

This studentship is open till stuffed. Early software is strongly inspired.

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