19 April 2013 Long-term real-time structural health monitoring using wireless smart sensor
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Improving the safety and security of civil infrastructure has become a critical issue for decades since it plays a central role in the economics and politics of a modern society. Structural health monitoring of civil infrastructure using wireless smart sensor network has emerged as a promising solution recently to increase structural reliability, enhance inspection quality, and reduce maintenance costs. Though hardware and software framework are well prepared for wireless smart sensors, the long-term real-time health monitoring strategy are still not available due to the lack of systematic interface. In this paper, the Imote2 smart sensor platform is employed, and a graphical user interface for the long-term real-time structural health monitoring has been developed based on Matlab for the Imote2 platform. This computer-aided engineering platform enables the control, visualization of measured data as well as safety alarm feature based on modal property fluctuation. A new decision making strategy to check the safety is also developed and integrated in this software. Laboratory validation of the computer aided engineering platform for the Imote2 on a truss bridge and a building structure has shown the potential of the interface for long-term real-time structural health monitoring.
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Shinae Jang, Shinae Jang, Priscilla O. Mensah-Bonsu, Priscilla O. Mensah-Bonsu, Jingcheng Li, Jingcheng Li, Sushil Dahal, Sushil Dahal, } "Long-term real-time structural health monitoring using wireless smart sensor", Proc. SPIE 8692, Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems 2013, 86924M (19 April 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2009819; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2009819
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