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Health monitoring for effective management of infrastructure
Author(s): A. Emin Aktan; Fikret Nacati Catbas; Kirk A. Grimmelsman; Mesut Pervizpour; Joshua Michael Curtis; Kaizhen Shen; Xiaoli Qin
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Paper Abstract

Significance of effectively managing civil infrastructure systems (CIS) throughout CIS life-cycles, and especially during and after natural or man-made disasters is well recognized. Disaster mitigation includes preparedness for hazards to avoid casualties and human suffering, as well as to ensure that critical CIS components can become operational within a short amount of time following a disaster. It follows that mitigating risk due to disasters and CIS managementare intersecting and interacting societal concerns. A coordinated, multi-disciplinary approach that integrates field, theoretical and laboratory research is necessary for innovating both hazard mitigation and infrastructure management. Health monitoring (HM) of CIS is an emerging paradigm for effective management, including emergency response and recovery management. Challenges and opportunities in health monitoring enabled by recent advances in information technology are discussed in this paper. An example of HM research on an actual CIS test-bed is presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 June 2002
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 4696, Smart Structures and Materials 2002: Smart Systems for Bridges, Structures, and Highways, (28 June 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.472575
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A. Emin Aktan, Drexel Univ. (United States)
Fikret Nacati Catbas, Drexel Univ. (United States)
Kirk A. Grimmelsman, Drexel Univ. (United States)
Mesut Pervizpour, Drexel Univ. (United States)
Joshua Michael Curtis, Drexel Univ. (United States)
Kaizhen Shen, Drexel Univ. (United States)
Xiaoli Qin, Drexel Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4696:
Smart Structures and Materials 2002: Smart Systems for Bridges, Structures, and Highways
S.-C. Liu; Darryll J. Pines, Editor(s)

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