[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP140100994]
Researchers Prof Martin Lambert; Prof Angus Simpson; Dr Aaron Zecchin; Adj/Prof John Arkwright;
Brief description Water distribution networks represent society's most important infrastructure asset. They are buried pipes and are often old and deteriorating. Cost-effective methods to assess their physical condition are urgently needed. This research will develop a novel and advanced approach to determine the interior condition of pipes quickly and effectively using small water hammer pulses or waves. Paired pressure sensor arrays will be used to measure reflections of the waves in pipes and these methods will enable finer resolution and identification of pipeline faults, such as wall thickness loss and leakage while at the same time allowing operational continuity. The outcome will be powerful tools to more cost effectively manage these crucial assets.
Funding Amount 430000
Funding Scheme Discovery Projects