Nov 23 2023
Inria newsletter Emergence: Optimizing the energy consumption of Rennes metro line’s de-icing system
In Rennes, the new CityVal automatic metro runs on concrete tracks, where electric heating is used to de-ice the track in cold weather. To optimize the use of the de-icing system and control energy consumption, the manufacturer Siemens relies on thermal modeling research carried out by our team. An article has appeared in the Inria …
Jun 25 2021
Within the RFI Wise project MUSIWIND on wind turbine monitoring, our team member Xavier Chapeleau has installed high performance accelerometers from project partner Sercel on the tower of a wind turbine (owner: VALOREM, control, operation and maintenance: VALEMO) this June. We look forward to working with the data for long-term monitoring of the wind turbine! …
Jun 25 2021
An article about our recent collaboration with the French company Sercel on structural health monitoring has appeared in the Inria newsletter émergences in April 2021: see here (in French).
Aug 08 2020
The article “Detection and Measurement of Matrix Discontinuities in UHPFRC by Means of Distributed Fiber Optics Sensing“, co-authored by our PhD student Antoine Bassil and his supervisor Xavier Chapeleau has made it to the cover of the journal Sensors in the July 2020 issue. Congratulations! The research work has been performed during his secondment at …
Aug 08 2020
Congratulations to Enora Denimal for her successful application as chargé de recherche at Inria! We look forward to welcoming her as a permanent member in the I4S team in October 2020.
Oct 18 2019
An article about our collaboration on structural health monitoring with the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, has appeared in the Inria newsletter émergences of July 2019: see here. Previous articles in émergences about the I4S team talk about efficient monitoring algorithms and the collaboration with the company Structural Vibration Solutions A/S in Denmark (see here, …
Oct 02 2019
Our former PhD student Nicolas Le Touz received the Abertis Prize France for his thesis “Design and study of positive energy transport infrastructure: from thermomechanical modelling to the optimisation of such energy systems“, defended in November 2018. The Abertis Prize is awarded for research in transport infrastructure management.
Jun 05 2019
Nassif Berrabah, industrial PhD student of the I4S Team in collaboration with EDF, has defended his thesis on “Inverse problems for diagnosis of electric cables from reflectometry measurements” in November 2017. The research work of his thesis received the award of Scientific Prize from EDF R&D. Congratulations!
Oct 23 2018
The paper “New detection criteria and shunting monitoring in railway track circuit receivers” has won the Best Paper Award , 2nd prize, at the 2nd International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring for Railway Systems. Congratulations to Vincent Le Cam!
Jul 06 2017
The Structual Health Monitoring system developed by Ifsttar and SDEL-CC for lightning detection and localization on electrical lines, has received the VINCI Innovation Award for Western France 2017. Congratulations to our team member Vincent Le Cam!