Universita Politecnica delle Marche's main areas of research are connected with development and application of new sensors and experimental techniques for material characterization, structural and environmental monitoring, non-destructive testing and embedded systems. Main fields of application of interest for the project are: building and construction materials monitoring, quality control of construction processes. These features make this group highly suited for the work that has to be carried out. The University laboratory equipment will be employed in the project, including the numerous available sensors (e.g. IR cameras, loading devices, laser systems, non-contact ultrasonic systems, acoustic measurement systems as acoustic intensity probe and acoustic imaging and beamforming, etc.).
Main roles in INSITER
- T1.1, T1.2 and T1.3: Definition of measurement and diagnostic instruments and supporting the integration with self-inspection methods, calculation models and analytical techniques for the components and whole buildings.
- T2.1 and T2.2: Being responsible as leader of WP2 as a whole and T2.2 in particular; leading research on improvement and integration of hardware instruments; providing necessary input from measurement data for integration with simulation models and Augmented Reality
- T3.2: Supporting the developers of software tools for assessment for connecting them with the software of the measurement and diagnostic instruments.
- T4.1 and T4.2: Supporting BIM modelling and data inter-operability based on input from measurement data and interfacing solutions between hardware and software.
- T5.1, T5.2 and T5.3: Being responsible as leader of T5.1 to coordinate lab and virtual testing; deploying hardware instruments for self-inspection in field validations and demonstrations.
- T6.1, T6.2 and T6.3: Being co-leader of T6.1 especially in development of training modules and being a linking-pin to E2BA (Energy-Efficient Building Association, as a support to EU programme EeB and SET-Plan), as well as to standardisation committees in the area of interfacing between various hardware; publications in professional and scientific journals, workshops and presentation to academia and professional associations; development of exploitation strategy and plan.
- T7.1 and T7.2: Being responsible for inter-WP integration together with other WP leaders and coordinators; active participation in management meetings (general assembly); fulfilment of all obligations for reporting.
Key persons involved
Prof Ing Gian Marco Revel (male), is Associate Professor in Mechanical and Thermal Measurement, with research interest in the field of sensor and measurement technologies for industrial applications, with particular focus on the construction sector, building energy efficiency, in-field material characterization and non-destructive testing. He is also Leader of FA Material of ECTP and Coordinator of the Italian Construction Technology Platform. He is author of more than 100 publications and Scientific Responsible for 5 FP7 Projects in the area of technologies for Energy Efficient Buildings.
Dr Milena Martarelli (female), is Assistant Professor with 15 years of experience in Mechanical and Thermal Measurement, with special research interest in non-contact measurement sensor and technology. She has decennial experience on Non Destructive Diagnostics and acoustic measurements for transmission loss and sound insulation evaluation.
Dr Giulia Sbano (female), has been working with the Mechanical and Thermal Measurement Group at UNIVPM since 2006 and she is responsible for the management and dissemination tasks of Research Projects. She supported the staff regarding the dissemination activities of 4 projects within the 7th FP organizing public events and workshops.
Mr Giuseppe Pandarese (male), is Research Fellow at Università Politecnica delle Marche. He obtained his Degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2004 and he holds a Ph.D. in 2008 at Università Politecnica delle Marche. He is expert in non-destructive testing, monitoring system and signal processing. His work is focused on research and development of innovative measurement techniques based on non-contact methodologies (ultrasound, infrared, laser, etc.). Sectors of interest are mechanical, civil and aerospace.