Condition Monitoring of Safety Relevant Structures

Con­di­tion Mon­i­tor­ing of Safe­ty Rel­e­vant Struc­tures

Vision of a condition monitoring system
Vi­sion of a con­di­tion mon­i­tor­ing sys­tem
Credit: @DLR

Vision of a condition monitoring system

With in­creas­ing net­work­ing and de­tailed anal­y­sis of the re­sult­ing da­ta, many new ap­pli­ca­tions are emerg­ing.

Discussions on the topic of digital transformation are often conducted in an extremely technical or abstract manner without identifying specific societal benefits. Condition monitoring is a topic that can contribute to the visibility of the benefits of digital transformation and has many practical applications. More data and better algorithms make for more precise condition analyses, which in turn bring direct societal benefits in many areas.

The challenge of the topic lies in its heterogeneity. 'Safety-relevant structures' are the primary structures that are worthwhile monitoring and range from classical mechanical engineering plants to infrastructural facilities such as rail systems or buildings, and even aircraft and spacecraft. While all applications are directly or indirectly relevant to society, they require structurally different data and evaluation algorithms.

In this cross-sectoral project, it is not the specific applications but the scientific methodologies that bring together the various German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) research disciplines. For example, it will be possible to monitor rail infrastructure using algorithms initially designed for monitoring buildings. In this way, the project actively contributes to exploiting the potential for synergy within DLR.

  • Daniel Krause
    Ger­man Aerospace Cen­ter (DLR)
    In­sti­tute of Com­pos­ite Struc­tures and Adap­tive Sys­tems
    Telephone: +49 531 295-3054
    Lilienthalplatz 7
    38108 Braunschweig

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