UK-China science bridge - sustainable solutions for the built environment

PAM Basheer, WL Jin, Y Bai, Bryan Magee, YX Zhao

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The remit of the UK-China Science Bridge focussing on sustainable energy and built environment is to accelerate the deployment of research knowledge from Queen’s University Belfast to leading Chinese universities and research institutions who are partners of the bridge. As the emphasis of this Science Bridge is sustainable energy and built environment, the aim is to undertake proof of concept studies on Queen’s University-developed technologies in this field at leading Chinese universities and research centres. Particular attention is given to non-destructive testing and sensors for monitoring the durability of structures as well as a novel form of construction called ‘flexible arch’. The Chinese counterparts aim to set up monitoring systems in concrete bridges where the sensor systems from Queen’s will be employed. Data from these monitoring stations will be used to predict the service life and the structural health performance of concrete bridges in marine environments. The aim of this paper is to introduce this international collaborative programme and describe the research undertaken so that other organisations can benefit from the outcomes.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication
PublisherUniversity of Edinburgh
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)0-947664-67-9
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 30 Apr 2010
EventStructural Faults and Repairs International Conference - Edinburgh
Duration: 30 Apr 2010 → …


ConferenceStructural Faults and Repairs International Conference
Period30/04/10 → …

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  • Science Bridge
  • sustainability
  • built environment
  • in-situ tests
  • structural health monitoring


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