4th year student in Engineering
The widespread deterioration and recent collapses of bridges, dams, tunnels and other key services highlights the importance of structural health monitoring. My research investigates advances in satellite measurement to support civil engineers in monitoring millimetre scale movements that could indicate signs of failure. It has shown how such technology could have been used to spot signs of failure of a bridge that collapsed during flooding, and signs of problems which closed a large flyover. Major asset owners have declared interest in supporting the development of this research into early warning systems that could be used in real life.
The photo shows the award being collected on behalf of Sakthy Selvakumaran.