The 7th European Conference on Structural Control (EACS 2022)
The 7th European Conference on Structural Control (EACS 2022) will be held in Warsaw, Poland, at the Institute of Fundamental Technological Research, Polish Academy of Sciences. This conference series has started in 1996 and progressed successfully over the years under the auspices of the European Association for the Control of Structures (EACS). Its previous editions have been organised in Barcelona (1996), Paris (2000), Vienna (2004), St. Petersburg (2008), Genoa (2012) and Sheffield (2016). The 7th edition of the conference was originally planned for 2020, but it had to be postponed to 2022 due to COVID-19. While we closely monitor the pandemic situation, we also believe that the current vaccination campaign will allow the conference to take place in 2022.
Our presentation will be focused on innovative monolithic sensors designed for simultaneous temperature and mechanical strain sensing. Those sensors can create an auto-diagnostic system integrated with the monitored structure, detecting minor changes in the measurand (strains or temperatures) with extremely high precision and accuracy. Together with a DFOS-based datalogger, such a system can be compared to the nervous system in the human body, informing about any threats at any point of the structure.
The road embankment and example temperature profiles measured at its base