Project: Monitoring dynamic network for existing structures of concrete Cultural Patrimony

Duration 05/03/2014 - 05/03/2016
Project Topic REDMONEST’s main objective is to develop a real-time managing system to evaluate the corrosion process of ancient concrete exposed to natural ageing (including several weathering mechanisms such as carbonation and chloride induced corrosion, and climate impact). This system provides self-adapting capabilities to different types of tangible heritage and incorporate embedded sensors and data transmission devices to allow for real time control of the structural integrity of the investigated infrastructure. The control system REDMONEST is the core unit architecture capable of seamlessly connecting heterogeneous devices and systems in widely dispersed domains containing an embedded interrogation and analysis system for infrastructure which is now capable to adapt to different types of sensors and measurements. There are in the market several systems but they are not compatible and then the basis and interpretation differs very much among them. In particular there are very few related to the durability of materials and structures. Following a holistic approach, REDMONEST ambition is to develop a novel monitoring system that is integrated as part of an overall control, incorporating a data analysis and assessment software tool which includes computational structural prognosis models and dynamic re-design parameters based on continuously measured data. The project focuses on the flexibility and multi-functionality of the core unit.
Project Results
(after finalisation)
: REDMONEST project main objective was to develop a real-time managing system for understanding damage and decay mechanisms on tangible heritage of ancient concrete. The system was based on Early Warning Systems (EWS) for the particular application of ancient concrete A preliminary analysis of the inventory with morphological, archaeological, historical, cultural and natural characteristics and their interrelations, together with the evaluation and assessment was the basis to identify Key Performance Indicators (technical, societal, patrimonial and economical) in order to set priorities of intervention to manage the optimum protection of cultural patrimony by the public authorities in each area. Concrete outcome include an inventory of concrete cultural patrimony in some regions in Stakeholders States, collections of information about existing techniques used for in situ and laboratory investigations, a report on the effect of hydrophobic treatment on corrosion delay.
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Network JPI Cultural Heritage
Call JPI JHEP Pilot Call

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 El Instituto de Ciencias de la Construcción Eduardo Torroja Coordinator Spain
3 Laboratoire de Recherche des Monuments Historiques Partner France
4 ELab Scientific srl, CNR Partner Italy
5 Istituto per la Conservazione e la Valorizzazione dei Beni Culturali, CNR Observer Italy
6 Centre Scientifique et Technique de la Construction Partner Belgium
7 University of Liège Partner Belgium