Digital Twins for Structural Health Monitoring of Ageing Transport Infrastructure 

A case study in the UK

Current bridge maintenance and assessment techniques in the UK and worldwide are based on visual and tactile inspections, which are subjective and generally lead to conservative results. Based on such techniques, 20% of the UK’s 155k bridges are reported as structurally deficient. State-of-the-art technology such as digital twins integrated with real-time monitoring system could be exploited to address the shortcomings of current practice.

  • Built Environment
  • Built Environment Technologies
  • Construction Industry

Continuing Professional Development

This event can contribute towards your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours as part of the IET's CPD monitoring scheme.


30 Sep 2022

2:00pm - 3:30pm

Add to Calendar 09/30/2022 14:00 09/30/2022 15:30 Digital Twins for Structural Health Monitoring of Ageing Transport Infrastructure  This lecture will discuss the impacts of the ageing infrastructure on the economy and the environment and will present a case study on how state-of-the-art technology such as digital twins integrated with real-time monitoring system could be exploited to address the shortcomings of current practice.  Savoy Pl, London WC2R 0BL, UK


London Local Network

Registration Information

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These lectures are preceded by an optional lunch where there is an opportunity to network with colleagues.  

If you wish to attend this lecture please book a place on the IET website.

During the booking process you will have the opportunity to pre book a lunch at Savoy Place. 

The cost for a two course meal with wine is TBC

It is ESSENTIAL to pre book lunch and pay for it on this website.  

Reservations for lunch can be made up to 11pm on the Monday prior to the event (subject to availability).  

Bookings for the lecture only can be made up to noon on the day prior to the event (subject to availability).  

No payment for the event lunch can be made at Savoy Place.  


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4 days before event date - No refund.

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Dr. Farhad Huseynov

Dr. Farhad Huseynov

Senior Research Associate, Department of Engineering - University of Cambridge,

arhad Huseynov is a Senior Research Associate at the University of Cambridge, Dept of Engineering.


His research interests lie in the Structural Health Monitoring of bridges. During his PhD studies at the University College Dublin, he developed a technique using accelerometers that can measure rotations, generated by pendulum behaviour caused by gravity, with microradians accuracy, by far the most accurate rotation measurements available. He has also developed an effective bridge condition assessment methodology that can identify defects in bridges using direct rotation measurements. The method has been successfully validated on a full-scale railway bridge and is one of the first successful demonstrations of a damage detection application on a real bridge. Before joining Cambridge University, Farhad had worked as a senior bridge engineer in several industry-leading consultancy companies. He has worked on a wide range of projects including, but not limited to, medium-and long-span bridge design works and testing some of the iconic bridges in the UK such as the Queensferry Crossing. 

Reasons to attend

To understand the current research developments in the field of Digital Twinning its application, and how state-of-the-art technologysuch as digital twins integrated with real-time monitoring systems could be expolited.


IET London: Savoy Place

2 Savoy Place
United Kingdom

The London headquarters of the IET.

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11:30/11:40 Arrival for optional lunch  

It is essential to sign in at the Faraday reception desk which is on the second floor for IET building before entering the Faraday Centre.  

12:00 to 13:45 – Optional lunch.  

13:45 - Arrival for lecture  

(It is essential to sign in separately for attendance at the lecture.  Note this is required for IET attendance records purposes and is different to the Faraday signing in procedure).  

14:00 to 14:45/15:00 – the lecture starts promptly at 14:00  

14:45/15:00 to 15:30 approximately – questions and discussion  

15:30 Optional tea/coffee in the Faraday Centre. 

Free for members. 

Non-members can purchase tea/coffee at the Faraday counter. 

Note before entering the Faraday Centre you must sign in at the reception desk.  

Please sign out when leaving the Faraday Centre.