EPSRC Energy Harvesting Network

2nd Energy Harvesting Research Theme Workshop - Structural Monitoring


Date: Wednesday 4th May 2011, 9:30am-4:30pm
Location: TRW Conekt, Solihull, UK

The Network is currently organising the 2nd research theme workshop, concerned with the application of energy harvesting to power the monitoring of structures such as buildings, bridges, tunnels and other fixed infrastructure.

The workshop is designed to help facilitate the definition of a number of new research challenges and to catalyse the creation of multidisciplinary teams to address them. The agenda (see below) includes short presentations to get delegates thinking about the challenges and facilitated workshop sessions will debate the specific technology developments and scientific advances that will be needed to realise the vision of these applications.

The workshop is free to attend but by INVITATION ONLY to ensure a high quality of interaction. If you wish to apply for an invitation or have any questions, please email workshop@eh-network.org.


09.30 Registration & coffee

10.00 Introduction - What are we trying to do and what is the process? (Roger Hazeldon, TRW Conekt)
10.10 Key Note Talk - Smart Infrastructure and Buildings: Why Energy Harvesting is Needed (Dr Kenichi Soga, University of Cambridge)
10.40 Roadmap Vision & Drivers (Simon Aliwell/Costis Kompis)

11.00 Coffee Break

11.20 The Design Issues and use of Wireless Energy Harvesting Devices for Maintenance Free Building Monitoring (John Corbett, EnOcean GmbH)
11.40 Facilitated Workshop - Technological Advances to Realise the Vision (Small Groups)

12.40 Lunch and Networking

13.40 SHM Demonstrator at NPL: Two Years of Monitoring Experience and Future Challenges (Elena Barton, National Physical Laboratory)
14.00 Addressing Power Requirements in Structural Monitoring Now and in the Future (Nick Baker, Adaptive Wireless)
14.20 Facilitated Workshop - Underpinning Science and Engineering to Realise the Vision (Small Groups)

15.50 Wrap up and Next Steps
16.00 Close

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