Sensor Technologies for Civil Infrastructures

Sensing Hardware and Data Collection Methods for Performance Assessment

Edited by

  • Ming L. Wang, Northeastern University, USA
  • Jerome P. Lynch, University of Michigan, USA
  • Hoon Sohn, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea

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 I provides an overview of sensor hardware and its use in data collection.

The first chapters provide an introduction to sensing for structural performance assessment and health monitoring, and an overview of commonly used sensors and their data acquisition systems. Further chapters address different types of sensor including piezoelectric transducers, fiber optic sensors, acoustic emission sensors, and electromagnetic sensors, and the use of these sensors for assessing and monitoring civil infrastructures. Developments in technologies applied to civil infrastructure performance assessment are also discussed, including radar technology, micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) and nanotechnology.

Sensor Technologies for Civil Infrastructure provides a standard reference for structural and civil engineers, electronics engineers, and academics with an interest in the field.

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Audience

Practitioners, researchers, and government officials in the fields of civil engineering, structural engineering, bridge design, bridge inspection, and infrastructure maintenance; Civil, structural, and geotechnical engineers and professionals interested in SHM in the domains of safety, maintenance, design or construction of infrastructure; Researchers and professors of civil engineering whose area is SHM, or use SHM as a tool in their research

 

Book information

  • Published: April 2014
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • ISBN: 978-0-85709-432-2


Table of Contents

Introduction to sensing for structural performance assessment and health monitoring; Sensor data acquisition systems and architectures; Commonly used sensors for civil infrastructures and their associated algorithms; Piezoelectric transducers for assessing and monitoring civil infrastructures; Fiber optic sensors for assessing and monitoring civil infrastructures; Acoustic emission sensors for assessing and monitoring civil infrastructures; Nonlinear acoustic and ultrasound methods for assessing and monitoring civil infrastructures; Radar technology: Radio frequency, interferometric, millimeter wave and terahertz sensors for assessing and monitoring civil infrastructures; Electromagnetic sensors for assessing and monitoring civil infrastructures; Micro-electro-mechanical-systems (MEMS) for assessing and monitoring civil infrastructures; Multifunctional materials and nanotechnology for assessing and monitoring civil infrastructures; Laser-based sensing for assessing and monitoring civil infrastructures; Corrosion sensing for assessing and monitoring civil infrastructures; Vision-based sensing for assessing and monitoring civil infrastructures; Robotic sensing for assessing and monitoring civil infrastructures; Design and selection of wireless structural monitoring systems for civil infrastructures; Permanent installation of wireless structural monitoring systems in infrastructure systems; Energy harvesting for sensing systems for assessing and monitoring civil infrastructures.