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EPSRC Reference: EP/F004362/1
Title: Microfluidic Devices for Structural Health Monitoring and Integrity
Principal Investigator: Wood, Professor RJK
Other Investigators:
Harris, Dr N Wharton, Dr J
Researcher Co-Investigators:
Dr AWJ Cranny
Project Partners:
GKN Lloyd's Register Group Rolls-Royce Plc (UK)
Department: Faculty of Engineering & the Environment
Organisation: University of Southampton
Scheme: Standard Research
Starts: 01 January 2008 Ends: 30 June 2011 Value (£): 840,232
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Instrumentation Eng. & Dev.
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Construction Electronics
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Panel History:
Panel DatePanel NameOutcome
20 Jun 2007 Engineering Systems Panel Announced
Summary on Grant Application Form
The proposed research will make use of world-class facilities at the University of Southampton and analytical expertise to develop advanced structural health monitoring devices capable of sensing, diagnosing and responding to damage only when necessary, leading to the construction of smart corrosion protection technology. The Southampton expertise will enable the assembly, for the first time, of an integrated device consisting of microlitre sampling, integrated advanced microfluidic and electrochemical sensing systems, wireless communications and the capability for targeted remediation (fluidic control and/or chemical inhibition) at corrosion affected areas. In addition, the device will be able to perform self-diagnostics to ensure judicious maintenance.
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