Section: Partnerships and Cooperations

European Initiatives

FP7 & H2020 Projects


Participants : Michael Doehler, Laurent Mevel.

  • Type: FP7

  • Defi: Internet-Based Structural Monitoring System

  • Instrument: Industry-Academia Partnerships and Pathway

  • Objectif: Develop damage detection framework for SHM

  • Duration: September 2010 - August 2014

  • Coordinator: Palle Andersen

  • Partner: Structural Vibration Solutions (Denmark), University of British Columbia (Canada)

  • Inria contact: Laurent Mevel

  • Abstract:

    ISMS aimed to address the significant commercial opportunity and rapidly emerging technological potential of improved Damage Detection or Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) technologies for large-scale civil infrastructure by challenging significant and non-trivial, inter-disciplinary and intersectoral barriers currently preventing industrial application and take-up of these technologies. The principal strategic objective of ISMS was joint design and development of a fully automated internet-based damage detection procedure robust to environmental changes with application to fully instrumented large-scale civil infrastructures, primarily bridges [52] .

Collaborations in European Programs, except FP7 & H2020

European Research Network on System Identification (ERNSI)

Participants : Qinghua Zhang, Michael Doehler, Laurent Mevel.

The I4S project-team is involved in the activities of the European Research Network on System Identification (ERNSI) federating major European research teams on system identification, currently teams from 8 countries. Modeling of dynamical systems is fundamental in almost all disciplines of science and engineering, ranging from life science to process control. System identification concerns the construction, estimation and validation of mathematical models of dynamical physical or engineering phenomena from experimental data.


Participants : Qinghua Zhang, Liangquan Zhang.

  • Type: ITEA2

  • Defi: Model Driven Physical Systems Operation

  • Objectif: To meet the evermore stringent safety and environmental regulations for power plants and transportation vehicles, system operators need new techniques to improve system diagnosis and operation.

  • Duration: June 2012 to November 2015

  • Coordinator: Daniel Bouskela (EDF)

  • Inria teams PARKAS, HYCOMS, I4S

  • Inria contact: B. Caillaud

  • Abstract: Open standards are necessary for different teams to cooperate by sharing compatible information and data. The objective of the MODRIO project is to extend modeling and simulation tools based on open standards from system design to system diagnosis and operation. This project joined by partners from Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Italy and Sweden has been selected by the board of Information Technology for European Advancement (ITEA 2).

COST Action TU 1402

Participants : Michael Doehler, Laurent Mevel.

L. Mevel is member of the management committee of the COST Action.

M. Doehler is co-leader of working group 2 "SHM technologies and structural performance".

  • Type: COST

  • Objectif: Quantifying the value of structural health monitoring

  • Duration: 11/2014 - 11/2018

  • Coordinator: S. Thoens (DTU Denmark)

  • Partner: 23 countries, see http://www.cost.eu/COST_Actions/tud/Actions/TU1402

  • Inria contact: Laurent Mevel

  • Abstract: This COST Action enhances the benefit of Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) by novel utilization of applied decision analysis on how to assess the value of SHM - even before it is implemented. This improves decision basis for design, operation and life-cycle integrity management of structures and facilitates more cost efficient, reliable and safe strategies for maintaining and developing the built environment to the benefit of society. SHM is increasingly applied for collecting information on loads and aggressive environments acting on structures, structural performances, deterioration processes and changes in the use of structures. However, there is an urgent need to establish a better understanding of the value of SHM before its implementation, together with practically applicable methods and tools for its quantification. This Action thus aims to develop and describe a theoretical framework, together with methods, tools, guidelines, examples and educational activities, for the quantification of the value of SHM. The COST Action will be conducted with the support of the Joint Committee on Structural Safety (JCSS). The networks of researchers and industries established during COST Actions TU0601, C26, E55 and E24, the EU FP7 project IRIS, the Marie Curie Network SmartEn and the JCSS will ensure visibility, impact and dissemination.


Participant : Qinghua Zhang.

  • Type: ANR-NSFC

  • Objectif: Extended Block-Oriented Nonlinear System Identification

  • Duration: from April 2011 to March 2014.

  • Coordinator: Qinghua Zhang

  • Partner: CRAN, Laboratory of Industrial Process Monitoring and Optimization of Peking University.

  • Inria contact: Qinghua Zhang

  • Abstract: The main idea of block-oriented nonlinear system identification is to model a complex system with interconnected simple blocks. Such models can cover a large number of industrial applications, and are yet simple enough for theoretic studies. The objectives of the EBONSI project are to extend classical block-oriented nonlinear models to new model structures motivated by industrial applications, and to relax some traditional restrictions on experimental conditions. This is an international project jointly funded by the French Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR) and the Chinese National Natural Science Foundation (NSFC) .