The development of smart solutions for infrastructure reliability and management with emphasis on proactive management and life cycle optimization is of major importance for the existing ageing population of infrastructure and optimum future developments. Multiple objectives need to be satisfied which include maximizing performance and minimizing costs while maintain appropriate levels of safety and environmental protection. Emerging and developing technologies offer the opportunity to move towards smart infrastructure which requires the implementation and integration of various advanced techniques through holistic frameworks.

SmartEN-i focuses on the development and integration of key technologies and holistic frameworks towards optimum design and smart management of infrastructure including:

  • Offshore and coastal infrastructure
  • Onshore infrastructure including bridges and networks
  • Numerical modelling and analysis
  • System reliability analysis
  • Probabilistic prediction and updating
  • Inspection and maintenance optimization
  • Structural health monitoring
  • Sensors and signal processing
  • Data analytics
  • Whole life costing
  • Life cycle management
  • Multi-objective optimisation
  • Strategy optimization
  • Smart proactive management
  • Holistic asset management