Health Assessment of Engineered Structures: Bridges, Buildings and Other Infrastructures
The fitness and Health Assessment of Engineered Structures, especially bridge, buildings and apartments has become one of the most prime research areas and has paying attention to multi-disciplinary interest. Web Magazine www.civilax.com has published this with the write-up of Achintya Haldar. There readership is mainly among students, researchers.
Since accessible financial recourses are very limited, extending the lifetime of existing bridges, buildings and other infrastructures has become a major challenge to the engineering profession worldwide.
Some of its related areas are only in their development phase. As the study of structural health assessment matures, areas that are more new are being identified to complement the concept.
This book covers some of the most recent developments (theoretical and experimental) and application potentials in structural health assessment. It is designed to present currently available information in an organized form to interested parties who are not experts in the subject.
The most active scholar in the area authors each chapter. After discussing the general concept, various currently available methods of structural health assessment (such as the use of smart sensors) are presented.
Health Assessment discusses the following: sensor types, platforms and data conditioning for practical applications; wireless collection of sensor data, sensor power needs and on-site energy harvesting; and long term monitoring of structures. Uncertainty in collected data is also extensively addressed. A chapter discussing future directions in structural health assessment is also included.
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