Fatigue and structural integrity to be the focus of Innovation Centre
Coventry University, UK, and TWI Ltd are setting up the Fatigue and Structural Integrity Innovation Centre. It is intended to become an internationally leading centre of excellence in the fields of fatigue and structural integrity.
At the core, will be joint research programmes to develop new disruptive and enabling technologies in the Technology Readiness Levels (TRLs) 1-6, with the aim of deepening the application of fatigue and structural integrity methods and systems across industry. This will include working collaboratively with SMEs in the UK and Europe to access public funding from bodies such as Innovate UK and Horizon Europe to support R&D.
Tat-Hean Gan, TWI’s Director of Innovation and Skills, notes that areas of interest will include, robotics, digital twin, artificial intelligence (AI), smart monitoring sensors, data clustering, and advanced non-destructive testing and inspection techniques.