Advances in Civil Engineering

Structural Health Monitoring for Civil Structures: From the Lab to the Field


Publishing date
15 Apr 2010
Status
Published
Submission deadline
15 Oct 2009

Guest Editors

1Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 15261, USA

2Department of Civil and Structural Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong

3Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas 78712, USA


Structural Health Monitoring for Civil Structures: From the Lab to the Field

Description

The field of structural health monitoring (SHM) is rapidly growing to provide robust diagnosis and prognosis of many engineering systems spanning from civil and transportation infrastructures to aerospace and military applications. The development and deployment of a robust SHM scheme is pivotal to ensure the safe and cost-effective operation of any engineering system.

The main focus of this special issue will be on SHM schemes devoted to civil structures which, after being successfully proven in the laboratory were or are currently deployed in the field for field testing and validation.

We invite authors to present original research articles for this special issue that aims at becoming an international forum for researchers and practitioners to summarize the most recent developments and ideas in the field of SHM for civil structures. The topics to be covered include, but are not limited to:

  • Rails, pavement, and transportation infrastructures
  • Pipeline and off-shore structures
  • Bridges
  • High-rise structures (buildings, TV towers, wind energy plants, etc.)
  • Historical buildings
  • Field implementation of NDE/NDT technologies
  • Application of innovative sensors for civil infrastructure

Authors should focus on field observations obtained within the last three years. Researchers are encouraged to emphasize the challenges encountered during the transaction from the laboratory environment to the field. Few examples include: data corruption due to surroundings noise; presence of foreign objects along the transportation infrastructures during the inspection/monitoring and how such objects alter the interpretation of data; presence of electronic noise in wireless communication; poor accessibility to the structure being monitored/inspected; harsh temperature conditions that provide false positives.

Works that compare experimental field results with numerical simulations are welcome as well.

Before submission, authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ace/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/, according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2010
  • - Article ID 165132
  • - Editorial

Structural Health Monitoring for Civil Structures: From the Lab to the Field

Piervincenzo Rizzo | Yi Qing Ni | Jinying Zhu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2010
  • - Article ID 675927
  • - Research Article

A Neural-Wavelet Technique for Damage Identification in the ASCE Benchmark Structure Using Phase II Experimental Data

Mahmoud M. Reda Taha
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2010
  • - Article ID 316023
  • - Research Article

Intelligent Wireless Sensors with Application to the Identification of Structural Modal Parameters and Steel Cable Forces: From the Lab to the Field

Y. Lei | W. A. Shen | ... | Y. Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2010
  • - Article ID 508172
  • - Research Article

Laboratory Evaluation of Time-Domain Reflectometry for Bridge Scour Measurement: Comparison with the Ultrasonic Method

Xinbao Yu | Xiong Yu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2010
  • - Article ID 724962
  • - Review Article

Smart Sensing Technologies for Structural Health Monitoring of Civil Engineering Structures

M. Sun | W. J. Staszewski | R. N. Swamy
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2010
  • - Article ID 280685
  • - Research Article

Structural Health Monitoring of Precast Concrete Box Girders Using Selected Vibration-Based Damage Detection Methods

Zhengjie Zhou | Leon D. Wegner | Bruce F. Sparling
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2010
  • - Article ID 291293
  • - Research Article

Ultrasonic Guided Waves-Based Monitoring of Rail Head: Laboratory and Field Tests

Piervincenzo Rizzo | Marcello Cammarata | ... | Robert Phillips
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2010
  • - Article ID 215295
  • - Research Article

Image-Based Framework for Concrete Surface Crack Monitoring and Quantification

ZhiQiang Chen | Tara C. Hutchinson
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2010
  • - Article ID 598458
  • - Research Article

Integration of Networks of Sensors and Electronics for Structural Health Monitoring of Composite Materials

Fabrizia Ghezzo | Anthony F. Starr | David R. Smith
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2010
  • - Article ID 820762
  • - Research Article

Decision Fusion for Structural Damage Detection: Numerical and Experimental Studies

Yong Chen | Senyuan Tian | Bingnan Sun
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