Tue, 09 January, 2024
NSIRC is pleased to welcome Sumit Kumar as the newest PhD student to join its research programme.
Sponsored by the TWI Core Research Programme and supported by Brunel University London, Sumit's research project will focus on Stress Corrosion Cracking (SCC), a type of cracking that is caused by the simultaneous influence of static tensile stress, a corrosive environment and a susceptible material.
Sumit's research will aim to develop an automated structure health monitoring (SHM) system that utilises artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) algorithms to detect, assess, and predict structural health concerns in real-time.
The system has the potential to revolutionise the way in which we monitor structures such as oil and gas pipelines, energy facilities, offshore structures and aerospace vehicles.
Dr Channa Nageswaran, TWI Ltd Technology Consultant, and Dr Qingping Yang, Brunel University Associate Professor, will supervise Sumit's research project. They both expressed excitement at the potential of Sumit's research to transform the field of structural integrity and materials science.
SCC is a significant area of study due to its potential to cause catastrophic failure of structures if undetected.
Sumit's research is aimed at developing a system that can autonomously monitor and analyse structural conditions, thereby enhancing the capabilities of the SHM system to detect, assess, and predict structural health concerns in real-time.
Sumit's research will be conducted in collaboration with TWI's industry partners and will contribute significantly to the development of a safer and more reliable infrastructure.
We are delighted to have Sumit join our research programme at NSIRC. His research project has the potential to make a significant contribution to the field of structural integrity and materials science.
Dr Channa Nageswaran, TWI Ltd
Sumit's research is an excellent opportunity to showcase the potential of AI and ML in solving complex engineering problems.
NSIRC looks forward to working with Sumit and supporting his important research.
To learn about about Sumit and his research, visit his PhD profile, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.