Shock and Vibration

Distributed Sensor Networks for Health Monitoring of Civil Infrastructures


Publishing date
26 Dec 2014
Status
Published
Submission deadline
08 Aug 2014

Lead Editor

1Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, China

2University of Houston, Houston, USA

3University of Patras, Patra, Greece

4Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan, China


Distributed Sensor Networks for Health Monitoring of Civil Infrastructures

Description

Structural health monitoring (SHM) implies the integration of nondestructive evaluation methods within a system to enable autonomous state awareness for structural integrity. SHM systems have been optimized to cover wide areas as well as focus on specific “hot-spots” for both metallic and composite structures. They can be configured to monitor adverse “changes” such as fatigue cracks, corrosion, delamination, loose bolts, or impact damage either in real time or on-demand. Immediate benefits of SHM include drastically reducing inspection costs, minimizing preventative maintenance, increasing asset availability, and extending remaining useful life of structures. Future benefits could include using SHM data to improve design-margin efficiency for lighter-weight structures, facilitating structural certification and/or quality assurance, and dynamically controlling operating envelopes.

Over the past few years, there has been rapid development on SHM technique; many smart sensors and intelligent algorithms have been developed. Advances in sensing technologies have also enabled the use of large numbers of sensors for health monitoring of civil infrastructures. The sensors utilized in a SHM system are required to monitor not only the structural status including stress, displacement, and acceleration, but also those influential environmental parameters, such as wind speed, temperature, and the quality of its foundation. Since a large-scale sensor network needs to be involved in a SHM system, how to deploy it in a complicated, spatially extended structure and the resulting best identification of structural characteristics by the data acquired from those locations will be challenging tasks.

Therefore, in the light of the above considerations, we invite investigators to contribute original research papers as well as review papers for this special issue that aim at becoming an international forum for researchers and practitioners to summarize the most recent advances, progress, and ideas in the field of distributed sensor networks for SHM and its application.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Smart, bioinspired, nanometer, wireless, remote sensing technology, and so forth
  • Placement algorithms and evaluation criteria in design of sensor networks
  • Uncertainty, sensitivity, reliability, and redundancy in vibration monitoring
  • Vibration data cleaning, compression, mining, and fusing technology
  • Application of large-scale sensor networks for civil infrastructures
  • Other related aspects


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 310458
  • - Research Article

Performance Evaluation on Transmission Tower-Line System with Passive Friction Dampers Subjected to Wind Excitations

Bo Chen | Xiang Xiao | ... | Wan-li Zhong
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 846308
  • - Research Article

Acoustic Emission Signal Recognition of Different Rocks Using Wavelet Transform and Artificial Neural Network

Xiangxin Liu | Zhengzhao Liang | ... | Zhiyi Liao
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 687623
  • - Research Article

Anchor Dragging Analysis of Rock-Berm Using Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics Method

Jinho Woo | Dongha Kim | Won-Bae Na
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 421038
  • - Research Article

Establishment and Application of the Wind and Structural Health Monitoring System for the Runyang Yangtze River Bridge

Hao Wang | Aiqun Li | ... | Tianyou Tao
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 910750
  • - Research Article

Effects of Concrete on Propagation Characteristics of Guided Wave in Steel Bar Embedded in Concrete

Zhupeng Zheng | Ying Lei
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 741697
  • - Research Article

Free-Interface Modal Synthesis Based Substructural Damage Detection Method

Shanghong Chen | Wei Lin | ... | Ai Qi
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