Asset management 2.0 named as Guardian angel for concrete

Asset Management 2.0 is one of the most promising projects of the Euregion Rhine-Meuse-North.

On the basis of Big Data, it can be predicted when an existing or a new concrete structure needs maintenance. Time consuming and often expensive periodic visual inspections thus become largely redundant. “Many bridges in the Euregion were built between 50’s and 70’s with the intention to have a service life of at least 50 years. Theoretically speaking, we are approaching the end of its service life. Smart maintenance or replacement? Just as a dentist acts on a cavity before it can be threatening, our sensor send early warning signals when it comes to potential concrete deterioration, corrosion or reduced bearing capacity”. Meanwhile, a prototype has been developed and a method is being developed to translate the generated data reliably into valuable information and clear predictions. The goal is to roll out the sensor technology worldwide.

Photo: Researcher Andrija Blagojevic with prototype of the sensor in hand and sensor embedded in concrete.

Photo: Researcher Andrija Blagojevic with prototype of the sensor in hand and sensor embedded in concrete.

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