Year of selection 2017
Institution Centre de Recerca Matemàtica - Barcelona Graduate School of Maths
In man-made constructions such as oil and gas pipelines, artificial dams, or nuclear power-plants, structural failure can have devastating consequences. Because constant monitoring of all the internal parts of these structures is impossible, Dr. Jordi Baro-Urbea, of the Centre for Mathematical Research of Catalonia, is developing models that will help interpret recorded acoustic emission events as a measurement of the internal state of the buildings. The ultimate objective of his research is to complement current models for monitoring structural health, and to pave the way for future non-intrusive tools needed to deliver early warning systems.