Sensing Issues in Civil Structural Health Monitoring

  • Farhad Ansari

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Global Perspectives on Structural Health Monitoring of Civil Structures

  3. Monitoring Issues in Ancient and Modern Structures

  4. Sensing of Structural Parameters and Extreme Events

    1. M. Saiid Saiidi, Robert Nelson, Patrick Laplace
      Pages 135-144
    2. Ming L. Wang, G. Wang, Y. Zhao
      Pages 145-154
    3. Bernd Hillemeier, Horst Scheel, Wolfgang Habel
      Pages 155-164
    4. Kazuhiko Fujihashi, Kazumi Kurihara, Kazuyuki Hirayama, Shuji Toyoda
      Pages 185-195

About these proceedings

Introduction

Civil infrastructure systems are generally the most expensive assets in any country, and these systems are deteriorating at an alarming rate. In addition, these systems have a long service life in comparison to most other commercial products. As well, the introduction of intelligent materials and innovative design approaches in these systems is painfully slow due to heavy relianceon traditional construction and maintenance practices, and the conservative nature of design codes. Feedback on the "state of the health" of constructed systems is practically nonexistent. In the quest for lighter, stronger and corrosion-resistant structures, the replacement of ferrous materials by high-strength fibrous ones is being actively pursued in several countries around the world, both with respect to the design of new structures as well as for the rehabilitation and strengthening of existing ones. In North America, active research in the design of new highway bridges is focused on a number of specialty areas, including the replacement of steel reinforcing bars in concrete deck slabs by randomly distributed low-modulus fibers, and the replacement of steel prestressing cables for concrete components by tendons comprising super-strong fibers. Research is also being conducted on using FRPs to repair and strengthen existing structures.

Keywords

Stab Tower beam concrete girder prestressed concrete reinforced concrete structure

Editors and affiliations

  • Farhad Ansari
    • 1
  1. 1.University of IllinoisChicagoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/1-4020-3661-2
  • Copyright Information Springer 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-3660-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-3661-3