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The Sense-City project

Abstract : A large scale equipment project, the Sense-City Equipex has received support from the French government in the framework of the 'Programme d’Investissement d’Avenir'. This project is led by the French Institute of Science and Technology for Transport, Development and Networks (IFSTTAR) with ESIEE-Paris, the Laboratory of Physics of Interfaces and Thin Films (LPICM) and the Scientific and Technical Centre for Building (CSTB) as consortium partners. Starting in 2012, Sense-City will offer a suite of high-quality facilities for the design, prototyping and performance assessment of innovative, micro- and nanotechnology based sensors devoted to urban instrumentation. Acknowledging the shortcomings of evaluating sensors performances in laboratory conditions only or in the ever-changing environment of our cities, Sense-City will provide a realistic urban test space in climatic conditions, far more complex than clean rooms and far less complex than actual cities. Sense-city revolves around the 'mini-city' concept, a large, fully customizable climatic hall able to host full- and reduced-scale models of essential urban components. The design of the models will allow for the simulation in climatic conditions of numerous scenarios of sustainable cities. The scenarios to be implemented will correspond to different research topics related to urban sustainability: energy performances in buildings, quality of air, water and soils, quality of fluid distribution networks (gas, sewage, drink water), control of waste disposal areas, durability and safety of infrastructures.
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François Derkx, Bérengère Lebental, Tarik Bourouina, Frédéric Bourquin, Costel-Sorin Cojocaru, et al.. The Sense-City project. XVIIIth Symposium on Vibrations, Shocks and Noise, Jul 2012, France. 9p. ⟨hal-00860842⟩



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