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Sensor Technologies for Civil Infrastructures

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.

Audience

Sensor technologies for civil infrastructure Volumes 1 and 2 provide a standard reference for structural and civil engineers, electronics engineers and academics with an interest in the field.

Hardbound, 1200 Pages

Published: February 2014

Imprint: Woodhead Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-78242-244-0

Contents

  • Volume 1: Introduction to sensing for structural performance assessment and health monitoring; Sensor data acquisition systems and architectures for assessing and monitoring civil infrastructures; Commonly used sensors for assessing and monitoring civil infrastructures and their associated algorithms; Piezoelectric transducers for assessing and monitoring civil infrastructures; Optical fiber sensors for assessing and monitoring civil infrastructures; Acoustic emission sensors for civil applications; Nonlinear acoustic and ultrasound methods for civil applications; Radar technology: radio frequency, interferometric, millimeter wave and terahertz sensors for civil applications; Electromagnetic sensors for assessing and monitoring civil infrastructures; Micro-electro-mechanical-systems (MEMS) for assessing and monitoring civil infrastructures; Nano-enabling multifunctional materials and sensing of 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; Permanent installation of wireless structural monitoring systems in infrastructure systems; Energy harvesting for sensing systems to assess and monitor civil infrastructures; System level design of a roaming, multi-modal, multi-sensor system for assessing and monitoring civil infrastructures.Volume 2: Part 1 Sensor data interrogation and decision making: Sensor data management technologies for assessing and monitoring civil infrastructures; Sensor data analysis, reduction and fusion for assessing and monitoring civil infrastructures; Analytical techniques for damage detection and localization for assessing and monitoring civil infrastructures; Prognosis and life-cycle assessment based on structural health monitoring (SHM) information for civil infrastructures; Output only modal identification and structural damage detection using time frequency and wavelet techniques for assessing and monitoring civil infrastructures. Part 2 Case studies in assessing and monitoring specific structures: Sensing solutions for assessing and monitoring bridges; Sensing solutions for assessing and monitoring seismically-excited buildings; Sensing solutions for assessing and monitoring super-tall towers; Sensing solutions for assessing and monitoring dams; Sensing solutions for assessing and monitoring tunnels; Sensing solutions for assessing and monitoring roads; Sensing solutions for assessing and monitoring wind turbines; Sensing solutions for assessing and monitoring pipeline systems; Sensing solutions for assessing and monitoring underwater systems; Sensing solutions for assessing and monitoring offshore structures; Sensing solutions for assessing and monitoring railroad tracks; Sensing solutions for assessing and monitoring of nuclear power plants; Sensing solutions for assessing and monitoring subsurface utility mapping; Sensing solutions for assessing and monitoring power systems; Sensing solutions for assessing the stability of levees, sinkholes and landslides.

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