Tech Talk – Geosynthetics as Sensors
Smart materials technology from Imagine Intelligent Materials
Our next Tech Talk is presented by Imagine Intelligent Material’s Phil Aitchison.
Imagine Intelligent Materials Ltd uses graphene to develop smart materials for large infrastructure, including roads, buildings, dams & mines, to improve efficiency, safety and productivity. Sensing infrastructure allows structural health monitoring, vehicle & personnel tracking and improves quality assurance.
imgne X3 is an electrically conductive geotextile that is used to detect holes in coal seam gas waste storage ponds and tanks during construction, providing improved quality control at lower cost and complexity than existing solutions. imgne X3 has been commercialised in association with Geofabrics, Australia’s largest geosynthetics producer.
Using the electrical conductivity of graphene combined with it’s high sensitivity to strain, Imagine has demonstrated large area real-time pressure and strain sensors that can be used under roads for traffic monitoring, in embankments, dams, mines and in buildings to detect movement and leaks. Graphene is very sensitive to water and can be used an a leak detection and location system, providing early warning of leaks in tanks, roofs, dams and canals.
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