WP4 - Demonstration projects (DEMO)
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In this Work Package, the R&D providers
- Demo project 1 - Port of Rotterdam, the Netherlands
The port of Rotterdam is the largest in Europe and one of the busiest in the world, which supports a throughput of 467.4 million tonnes, including dry bulk, liquid bulk
The project will conduct a safety assessment of this critical bridge and will determine the impacts on multi-modal freight transport along the European TEN-T network due to a potential failure. Future scenarios will be considered in terms of economic growth and associated traffic increases.
- Demo project 2 - Port of Rijeka, Croatia
The port of Rijeka is located on the Kvarner Gulf in the northern Adriatic Sea. There is an ongoing redevelopment project to improve the transport connection from the port with the international road and rail corridors in Croatia. The Brajdica tunnel provides an important rail connection that links the port to the TEN-T Mediterranean
The project will demonstrate the short- and long-term benefits of installing a structural monitoring system for the Brajdica tunnel to support
- Demo project 3 - Severn River Crossing, United Kingdom
The Severn Crossing provides an important transport link between south-west England and the south of Wales under the estuary of the River Severn, which supports significant traffic flow, particularly daily commuters. The rail connection consists of a brick-lined tunnel that was constructed in the 19th century. The tunnel suffers from the ingress of water and significantly relies upon a pumping station. Furthermore, the tunnel lining is prone to loose bricks and requires substantial condition assessment monitoring to be routinely conducted.
The project will explore the potential use of an automated condition survey method based