Sustainable and reliable macro steel infrastructures
We strive to increase the reliability and circularity of large steel infrastructures and to develop governance recommendations that operationalize the technical knowledge.
SUBLIME stands for SUstainaBle and reLIable Macro stEel infrastructures. It is a collaborative research project aimed at developing solutions how to increase the reliability and circularity of these infrastructures. The project was granted by the Dutch national funding agency NWO in 2022 under project number KICH1.ST01.20.008.
About the project
Large steel infrastructures (bridges, sheet piles, lock doors) degrade in time through corrosion and fatigue. The goals of this project are to increase the reliability and circularity of these infrastructures and to develop governance recommendations that operationalize the technical knowledge. Predictive digital twins will be developed that integrate structural health monitoring and prediction models. This enables a much longer – but safe – use of these infrastructures. The consequent socioeconomic and environmental benefits will be assessed as well and this unique combination of scientific expertise will result in specific technical and governance recommendations to achieve sustainable and reliable steel infrastructures.
News and Updates
On January 24, 2024, the kick-off workshop for the initiation of work package 3 was conducted at the University of Leiden. The workshop featured presentations by key contributors, including Arnold Tukker, the leader of work package 3, PhD candidates Faysal Tareq and Laura Bremenkamp, BmS, Madaster, and the Municipality of Amsterdam. The session concluded with a comprehensive discussion among the participants.
A Workshop on fatigue and dynamic loading: Unveiling Challenges and New Frontiers in Steel Bridge Health Monitoring
On November 8, 2023, the SUBLIME project marked a crucial milestone by hosting an insightful workshop in collaboration with esteemed industrial (ArcelorMittal, ARUP, BmS, ct de Boer, DDC, Inertia Technology, Municipality Amsterdam, Province Zuid Holland, Royal HaskoningDHV, Rijkswaterstaat, Somni Solutions) and academic partners (TU Delft, TU/e and U Twente).
The SUBLIME project, aimed at addressing the degradation of steel infrastructure and improving its reliability and circularity, has begun on a positive note with a successful kick-off meeting.