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Full-scale field evaluation of wireless MEMS monitoring system
Author(s): Hongjin Kim; Whajung Kim; Boung-Yong Kim; Bong-Ho Cho
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Paper Abstract

The objective of this research is to develop and verify the wireless micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS) monitoring system for the health monitoring of high rise buildings. The MEMS accelerometer has advantages of small size, low-cost and low power consumption, and thereby is suitable for wireless monitoring. Consequently, the use of MEMS and wireless communication can reduce system cost and simplify the installation for the structural health monitoring. To assess the applicability, the wireless MEMS monitoring system is applied to a full-scale building structure with hybrid mass damper (HMD) system. The building is a 5-story steel building and the HMD is mounted on the 4th floor to vibrate the building. The field evaluation results indicate that the wireless MEMS monitoring system is reliable and robust for the health monitoring of buildings.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 April 2008
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6932, Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems 2008, 693219 (8 April 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.776172
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Hongjin Kim, Kyungpook National Univ. (South Korea)
Whajung Kim, Kyungpook National Univ. (South Korea)
Boung-Yong Kim, Kyungpook National Univ. (South Korea)
Bong-Ho Cho, RIST (South Korea)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6932:
Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems 2008
Masayoshi Tomizuka, Editor(s)

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