Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/13515
Title: Vibration-based monitoring of civil infrastructure : challenges and successes
Authors: Brownjohn, JMW
de Stefano , A
Xu, YL 
Wenzel, H
Aktan, AE
Keywords: Bridge
Building
Case study
Structural health monitoring
Tower
Vibration
Issue Date: 2011
Source: Journal of civil structural health monitoring, 2011, v. 1, no. 3-4, p. 79-95 How to cite?
Journal: Journal of Civil Structural Health Monitoring 
Abstract: Structural health monitoring (SHM) is a relatively new paradigm for civil infrastructure stakeholders including operators, consultants and contractors which has in the last two decades witnessed an acceleration of academic and applied research in related areas such as sensing technology, system identification, data mining and condition assessment. SHM has a wide range of applications including, but not limited to, diagnostic and prognostic capabilities. However, when it comes to practical applications, stakeholders usually need answers to basic and pragmatic questions about in-service performance, maintenance and management of a structure which the technological advances are slow to address. Typical among the mismatch of expectation and capability is the topic of vibration-based monitoring (VBM), which is a subset of SHM. On the one hand there is abundant reporting of exercises using vibration data to locate damage in highly controlled laboratory conditions or in numerical simulations, while the real test of a reliable and cost effective technology is operation on a commercial basis. Such commercial applications are hard to identify, with the vast majority of implementations dealing with data collection and checking against parameter limits. In addition there persists an unhelpful association between VBM and 'damage detection' among some civil infrastructure stakeholders in UK and North America, due to unsuccessful transfer of technology from the laboratory to the field, and this has resulted in unhealthy industry scepticism which hinders acceptance of successful technologies. Hence the purpose of this paper is showcase successful VBM applications and to make the case that VBM does provide valuable information in real world applications when used appropriately and without unrealistic expectations.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/13515
ISSN: 2190-5452
DOI: 10.1007/s13349-011-0009-5
Appears in Collections:Journal/Magazine Article

Access
View full-text via PolyU eLinks SFX Query
Show full item record

SCOPUSTM   
Citations

53
Last Week
1
Last month
2
Citations as of Aug 17, 2017

Page view(s)

38
Last Week
1
Last month
Checked on Aug 13, 2017

Google ScholarTM

Check

Altmetric



Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.