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Turning the building into a smart structure: integrating health monitoring
Author(s): Kung-Chun Lu; Jian-Huang Weng; Chin-Hsiung Loh
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Paper Abstract

The objective of this paper is to develop a novel sensing system which can conduct continuous monitoring of a building structure and generate a monitoring report. The building monitoring data will focus on the ambient vibration responses. Two servers are used in this SHM system: 1) wireless measurement server which takes care of measuring and archiving all the structural responses and environmental situation, and 2) analysis server which conducts the signal processing on the received signals. The measurement server is in charge of the collection of signals and broadcast wirelessly from all sensors to the analysis server. Dominant frequencies and mode shapes of the building will be estimated in the analysis server from the continuous monitoring of the ambient vibration data (velocity) of the building by using AR-Model, Frequency Domain Decomposition and Stochastic Subspace Identification methods. The proposed continuous monitoring system can effectively identify the building current health condition and generate a report to the owner.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 March 2009
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7292, Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems 2009, 72922V (30 March 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.812429
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Kung-Chun Lu, National Taiwan Univ. (Taiwan)
Jian-Huang Weng, National Taiwan Univ. (Taiwan)
Chin-Hsiung Loh, National Taiwan Univ. (Taiwan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7292:
Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems 2009
Masayoshi Tomizuka, Editor(s)

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