Sensor Technologies for Civil Infrastructures

Sensor Technologies for Civil Infrastructures

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Sensors are used for civil infrastructure performance assessment and health monitoring, and have evolved significantly through developments in materials and methodologies. Sensor Technologies for Civil Infrastructure Volume II provides an overview of sensor data analysis and case studies in assessing and monitoring civil infrastructures. Part one focuses on sensor data interrogation and decision making, with chapters on data management technologies, data analysis, techniques for damage detection and structural damage detection. Part two is made up of case studies in assessing and monitoring specific structures such as bridges, towers, buildings, dams, tunnels, pipelines, and roads. Sensor Technologies for Civil Infrastructure provides a standard reference for structural and civil engineers, electronics engineers, and academics with an interest in the field. Provides an in-depth examination of sensor data management and analytical techniques for fault detection and localization, looking at prognosis and life-cycle assessment Includes case studies in assessing structures such as bridges, buildings, super-tall towers, dams, tunnels, wind turbines, railroad tracks, nuclear power plants, offshore structures, levees, and pipelines... all wired to a single interrogation unit, and a second network of thermocouples paired with the strain gauges but independently wired to a ... the level of abstraction of the network and reduces its complexity and cost while facilitating deployment, scalability and operation. ... the utility of the monitoring system is to drive decisions by the owner as to infrastructure maintenance, repair, retrofit or replacement.

Title:Sensor Technologies for Civil Infrastructures
Author:Ming L. Wang, Jerome P. Lynch, Hoon Sohn
Publisher:Elsevier - 2014-05-19


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