Tripartite research collaboration on “Structural Health Monitoring Technology” developed by China, Poland and Hong Kong has been honoured the 1st Place of The Dragon-STAR Innovation Award 2015.
The Dragon-STAR project consortium honoured the three finalist teams of the Dragon-STAR Innovation Award during the China-EU S&T Cooperation Forum, which took place in Brussels on 28 April 2015. The Dragon-STAR Innovation Award acknowledges successful cases of Chinese-European collaboration, which have resulted in the development of a joint innovation with industrial relevance.
The joint innovation Structural Health Monitoring of Infrastructural Facilities via 3D Laser Scanning Vibrometer is led by Prof. Dr. Maosen Cao of Hohai University (China), with participation from Prof. Dr. Wieslaw Ostachowicz of The Polish Academy of Sciences (Poland) and Dr ZQ Su, Department of Mechanical Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Hong Kong). It focuses on the development of new methods and technologies for structural health monitoring relying on multiscale dynamics theory. The innovations improve not only the state of the art but also the state of use of multiscale dynamics theory in damage identification, noise suppression and dynamic property characterization. The main novelties of innovations are threefold: (i) formulation of multiscale dynamics concepts, e.g., multiscale shear strain, for creating new principles of structural health monitoring; (ii) establishment of laser scanning-aided multiscale technologies, e.g., multiscale modal curvature, for revealing damage in noisy conditions; (iii) integration of principles, methods and technologies into structural health monitoring systems.
The innovation has received the 1st place of the Award for its high and positive impacts on the competitiveness of Chinese and Polish structural health monitoring technology. The cooperation has also set in place a “visible practice” that can stimulate the participation of European/Chinese researchers in China/EU-funded initiatives, thereby reinforcing future science and technology cooperation.
The Dragon-STAR Innovation Award, sponsored by European Union (EU), aims at delivering visibility to shining examples of Chinese-European successful collaboration cases in order to motivate and stimulate future Chinese-European cooperation. The innovation to be evaluated should be a result of a research or business cooperation, a specific product, process(es), and/or technology(ies) entailing novelties or improvements going beyond of the state-of-the-art. The innovation presented must have industrial relevance (e.g. in form of an industry relevant topic or in form of the participation of an industrial partner).