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 is a two-volume set that provides an overview of sensor hardware and its use in data collection, analysis, and case studies in assessing and monitoring civil infrastructures.
Volume I focuses on sensing hardware and data collection, covering a variety of sensors. The book examines fiber optic systems, acoustic emission, piezoelectric sensors, electromagnetic sensors, ultrasonic methods, and radar and millimeter wave technology. Its chapters cover strain gauges, micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS), multifunctional materials and nanotechnology for sensing, and vision-based sensing and lasers.
Volume II concentrates on data analysis, with an in-depth examination of sensor data management and analytical techniques for fault detection and localization, looking at prognosis and life-cycle assessment. This volume features 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.
Sensor Technologies for Civil Infrastructure: Volumes I and II provide a standard reference for structural and civil engineers, electronics engineers and academics with an interest in the field.