Images of Research: Adapting to advance

Structural fingerprinting for live monitoring

Category: Connected world

A close up of a hand holding a curved patterned board with two copper rectangles

Inspection and maintenance of large man-made structures, such as wind turbines, can be a risky business for engineers. Following creation of a novel composite material (Chromatic carbon), that is anti-corrosive and highly conductive, we have developed this hybrid sensor strip that will evolve over time with any structure it is applied to. Enabling remote scanning, the developing fingerprint will provide live information about the current health and performance of each turbine blade.

Entrant: Sheik Abdul Malik , Mechanical And Aerospace Engineering - PhD

Copyright: Sheik Abdul Malik

Funding: University of Strathclyde studentship  


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