Structural Health Monitoring with Digital Twin: State of Play

By Prof Guido De Roeck (KU Leuven), external advisor and project partner at LDTRC

With more than 500 scientific journal and conference papers, Prof. De Roeck is a world-famous expert in vibration based damage detection, dynamic system identification and soil structure interaction and vehicle bridge interaction. In this short talk, Prof. De Roeck addresses relevant topics in our Newton Fund project on digital twin for structural health monitoring (SHM) between Middlesex Uni (UK) and Uni. of Transport and Communications (Vietnam), in which KU Leven is an associated partner.

He outlines recent development in sensoring techniques in SHM, non-model and model-based methods for vibration-based damage detection. For example, the non-model based methods can be the alarm/alerting just based on the pure or preprocessed measurement data, or the stochastic treatment to distinguish temperature influence from real structural damage. The model based approach can be the digital twin structure that is adapted according to measurement results. The adaptation, updating, calibration can use global optimization methods like Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO) , Genetic Algorithm (GA). Prof. De Roeck also discusses the digital transformation (with references to relevant projects in Europe) for predictive maintenance of important infrastructures in case of extreme events, such us, earthquakes, collapse of Morandi Bridge in Genova, Italy in 2018.

2021 Annual Workshop: Transforming Industry and Society with Digital Twins

The London Digital Twin Research Centre would like to extend an invitation to all the Digital Twin researchers and enthusiasts from industry and academia to attend our annual 2021 workshop which is held online on June 4th, 2021. This virtual “Workshop on Transforming Industry and Society with Digital Twins” brings together experts from industry and academia to share their valuable insights regarding the adoption of the Digital Twin technology across different industries, from structural health monitoring, pandemic management, smart campuses through to health and wellbeing. The domains covered in this event provide opportunities and research challenges that the future maturation of digital twin technology demands. The virtual workshop represents an excellent opportunity for networking for Digital Twin enthusiasts to share ideas for future developments in digital twins.

Programme: DT workshop_June2021

Eventbrite registration (free): Link

Time/date: 10am-4pm on 4th June 2021

Update after the workshop [9 Jan 2021]: news on workshop

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Research Grant on Restoration of Heritage using Digital Twin

In a continuation of a series of Middlesex-Egypt collaborations, London Digital Twin Research Centre (Middlesex University) has won a new Institutional Links grant under the Newton Fund Impact Scheme. The grant is led by Dr. Noha Saleeb, Associate Professor in Digital Technologies and Construction in partnership with Prof. Mohamed Marzouk, Professor of Construction Engineering and Management, Cairo University Egypt. The funding delivered by the British Council supports activities that aid in the development of Egypt’s economy using new digital twin technologies in alignment with the UN’s sustainability goals.

The project will be conducted simultaneously with the case study on Heritage assets in the UK and Egypt for mutual national benefits with the collaboration of industry and government parties namely Historic Environment Scotland, BurroHappold and Ministry of Housing Egypt.

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Digital Twin for SHM – Demonstrations and Results

Newton Fund Institutional Links project “Digital Twin Models for Structural Health Monitoring”

On Wednesday 3rd March 2021, the project team will organise a workshop in Hanoi to continue the sharing of the outcomes to the relevant stakeholders and partners in the country.

Several talks and demonstrations on Cloud-based Digital Twin for bridges (both scaled down models in the lab and the actual bridges) will be presented during the event.

Agenda: here

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DT Workshop in Hanoi

On 21 January 2021, in a series of dissemination activities of the Newton Fund International Links project ‘Digital Twin for Structural Health Monitoring,’ the Vietnamese partner, University of Transport and Communication (UTC), organised a workshop to present the project outcomes to the local and national science/industrial communities in civil engineering, computer science, geology, and mechanics.

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