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STRUCTURAL HEALTH MONITORING FOR DAMAGE DETECTION USING WIRED AND WIRELESS SENSOR CLUSTERS

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2011
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Sensing and analysis of a structure for the purpose of detecting, tracking, and evaluating damage and deterioration, during both regular operation and extreme events, is referred to as Structural Health Monitoring (SHM). SHM is a multi-disciplinary field, with a complete system incorporating sensing technology, hardware, signal processing, networking, data analysis, and management for interpretation and decision making. However, many of these processes and subsequent integration into a practical SHM framework are in need of development. In this study, various components of an SHM system will be investigated. A particular focus is paid to the investigation of a previously developed damage detection methodology for global condition assessment of a laboratory structure with a decking system. First, a review of some of the current SHM applications, which relate to a current UCF Structures SHM study monitoring a full-scale movable bridge, will be presented in conjunction with a summary of the critical components for that project. Studies for structural condition assessment of a 4-span bridge-type steel structure using the SHM data collected from laboratory based experiments will then be presented. For this purpose, a time series analysis method using ARX models (Auto-Regressive models with eXogeneous input) for damage detection with free response vibration data will be expanded upon using both wired and wireless acceleration data. Analysis using wireless accelerometers will implement a sensor roaming technique to maintain a dense sensor field, yet require fewer sensors. Using both data types, this ARX based time series analysis method was shown to be effective for damage detection and localization for this relatively complex laboratory structure. Finally, application of the proposed methodologies on a real-life structure will be discussed, along with conclusions and recommendations for future work.
Title: STRUCTURAL HEALTH MONITORING FOR DAMAGE DETECTION USING WIRED AND WIRELESS SENSOR CLUSTERS.
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Name(s): Terrell, Thomas, Author
Catbas, Necati, Committee Chair
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2011
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Sensing and analysis of a structure for the purpose of detecting, tracking, and evaluating damage and deterioration, during both regular operation and extreme events, is referred to as Structural Health Monitoring (SHM). SHM is a multi-disciplinary field, with a complete system incorporating sensing technology, hardware, signal processing, networking, data analysis, and management for interpretation and decision making. However, many of these processes and subsequent integration into a practical SHM framework are in need of development. In this study, various components of an SHM system will be investigated. A particular focus is paid to the investigation of a previously developed damage detection methodology for global condition assessment of a laboratory structure with a decking system. First, a review of some of the current SHM applications, which relate to a current UCF Structures SHM study monitoring a full-scale movable bridge, will be presented in conjunction with a summary of the critical components for that project. Studies for structural condition assessment of a 4-span bridge-type steel structure using the SHM data collected from laboratory based experiments will then be presented. For this purpose, a time series analysis method using ARX models (Auto-Regressive models with eXogeneous input) for damage detection with free response vibration data will be expanded upon using both wired and wireless acceleration data. Analysis using wireless accelerometers will implement a sensor roaming technique to maintain a dense sensor field, yet require fewer sensors. Using both data types, this ARX based time series analysis method was shown to be effective for damage detection and localization for this relatively complex laboratory structure. Finally, application of the proposed methodologies on a real-life structure will be discussed, along with conclusions and recommendations for future work.
Identifier: CFE0003694 (IID), ucf:48837 (fedora)
Note(s): 2011-05-01
M.S.C.E.
Engineering and Computer Science, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Masters
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Subject(s): ARX
time-series modeling
Structural Health Monitoring
SHM
Wireless Sensors
Damage Detection
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFE0003694
Restrictions on Access: public
Host Institution: UCF

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