EPSRC Programme Grant

ROSEHIPS: Revolutionising Operational Safety and Economy for High-value Infrastructure using Population-based SHM

Healthy infrastructure is critical in ensuring the continued health of UK society and the economy.


What’s On

Sheffield Dynamics Research Group Showcase

Monday 8th July 2024 – Registration is now open for members of the ROSEHIPS consortium 

The Dynamics Research Group (DRG) at the University of Sheffield is one of the largest dedicated research groups in structural dynamics in the world, with researchers specialising in the fields of nonlinear dynamics, structural health and condition monitoring, uncertainty analysis, acoustics, smart structures and vibration control. Our annual showcase is an opportunity for the members of the group to present their work, discuss collaboration and make links with one another and the larger dynamics community. This year’s showcase will take place on Monday 8th July 2024 from 12:00 – 16:00 in Mappin Hall, Mappin Building (in person attendance only)

The plan for the day is:
12:00 Introduction
12:15 Lunch / Poster showcase starts
15:30 Poster prize giving 
16:00 Showcase Close
16:30 Post-showcase social
For more information contact g.jackson-stokes@sheffield.ac.uk

SHM Webinar – How will we monitor the health of buildings and infrastructure? 

Date: Tuesday, 4 June 2024

Time: 18:00-19:30 (food and Refreshments from 17:30)

Location: David Keir Building, Room 0G/012 (via Stranmillis Rd Entrance), Queen’s University Belfast, BT9 5AG

Join us to gain insights from researchers and academics from the School of Natural and Built Environment, School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and the University of Galway. The event will cover the latest innovations in sensor systems, data analytics, and structural health monitoring systems.

We are pleased to have the following speakers, who will discuss conventional infrastructure monitoring methods, real-world examples such as bridge scour detection, the potential of population-based SHM, and the emerging technological challenges and opportunities.

  • Prof. Su Taylor
  • Dr David Hester
  • Dr Myra Lydon
  • Dr Connor O’Higgins
  • Dr Alan Ferguson

This event is perfect for anyone interested in the intersection of technology, infrastructure, and the future of our built environment. It is also a great opportunity to network with professionals across various disciplines and be part of the conversation shaping the future of infrastructure monitoring.



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What We Do

Healthy infrastructure is critical in ensuring the continued health of UK society and the economy. Unfortunately, monitoring and maintaining our buildings and transport network is expensive. Considering bridges, inspection is usually carried out visually by human experts.

There are not the resources to carry out the inspections as often as desired, or to make any repairs as quickly as needed; in the UK a backlog of maintenance works, identified in 2019, will cost £6.7bn.

When resources are stretched, mistakes can be made, sometimes with tragic consequences; in 2018, despite warnings about possible problems, the Morandi Bridge in Genova, Italy, collapsed at a cost of 43 lives. Collapse is not the only problem; extreme weather events driven by climate change can test the performance of infrastructure beyond its limits e.g. consider the cost and inconvenience caused by bridge closures forced by flooding.

Bridges are only one concern. The offshore wind (OW) sector has driven down energy costs and increased power output, and now pioneers a global change to clean energy. The UK leads globally in OW energy, with ~8 GW of capacity, expected to exceed 25 GW by 2030, providing almost one third of the UK’s annual electricity demand and helping meet the Climate Change Act’s (2008) difficult 2050 target for an 80% cut in UK carbon output.



Our Team

We are based at the universities of Sheffield, Queen’s Belfast, Exeter and Cambridge

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Contact Us

For further information please contact us.

Keith Worden Sheffield

Professor Keith Worden

Principal Investigator

Department of Mechanical Engineering
0114 222 7758

Dr Tim Rogers

Deputy Principal Investigator

Department of Mechanical Engineering,
+44 (0) 114 222 7820

Karen El-Arifi, Sheffield

Karen El-Arifi

Project Manager

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Grace Jackson-Stokes, Sheffield

Grace Jackson-Stokes

Project Administrator

Department of Mechanical Engineering