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

University of Nottingham

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Location:  UK Different
Closing Date:  Tuesday 20 February 2024
Reference:  ENG1710

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

Intention: To analyze and develop an method 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 often carried out via visible inspections, which might be subjective and rare. Structural Well being Monitoring (SHM) methods supply another with the potential for steady, real-time monitoring that would result in improved assessments of failure threat and better-informed asset administration selections. Up to now, obtainable monitoring strategies usually are not developed as part of a holistic method to help exploratory inspections and sensor information shouldn’t be integrated in asset administration.

Proposed undertaking

The intention of this undertaking is to develop a framework to determine the bridge well being state utilizing goal measurements obtained from an easy-to-deploy, transportable, sensor-based monitoring system, which can complement the prevailing visible inspection method. This proposed framework will then use the sensor information to help bridge asset administration selections, primarily based on the prognosis of the bridge well being state obtained. It’s envisaged that long term such monitoring approaches will supersede visible inspections of bridges. Wider influence is predicted via future purposes to various kinds 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 stage or with a related MSc (in distinctive circumstances a 2:1 diploma might be thought-about). 

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The College actively helps equality, variety and inclusion and encourages purposes from all sections of society.

For any enquiries concerning the undertaking and the funding please e mail Rasa Remenyte-Prescott ([email protected]

This studentship is open till crammed. Early utility is strongly inspired.

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