Inspection and Reconstruction of Metal-Roof Deformation under Wind Pressure Based on Bend Sensors
AbstractMetal roof sheathings are widely employed in large-span buildings because of their light weight, high strength and corrosion resistance. However, their severe working environment may lead to deformation, leakage and wind-lift, etc. Thus, predicting these damages in advance and taking maintenance measures accordingly has become important to avoid economic losses and personal injuries. Conventionally, the health monitoring of metal roofs mainly relies on manual inspection, which unavoidably compromises the working efficiency and cannot diagnose and predict possible failures in time. Thus, we proposed a novel damage monitoring scheme implemented by laying bend sensors on vital points of metal roofs to precisely monitor the deformation in real time. A fast reconstruction model based on improved Levy-type solution is established to estimate the overall deflection distribution from the measured data. A standing seam metal roof under wind pressure is modeled as an elastic thin plate with a uniform load and symmetrical boundaries. The superposition method and Levy solution are adopted to obtain the analytical model that can converge quickly through simplifying an infinite series. The truncation error of this model is further analyzed. Simulation and experiments are carried out. They show that the proposed model is in reasonable agreement with the experimental results. View Full-Text
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Yang, L.; Cui, L.; Li, Y.; An, C. Inspection and Reconstruction of Metal-Roof Deformation under Wind Pressure Based on Bend Sensors. Sensors 2017, 17, 1054.
Yang L, Cui L, Li Y, An C. Inspection and Reconstruction of Metal-Roof Deformation under Wind Pressure Based on Bend Sensors. Sensors. 2017; 17(5):1054.Chicago/Turabian Style
Yang, Liman; Cui, Langfu; Li, Yunhua; An, Chao. 2017. "Inspection and Reconstruction of Metal-Roof Deformation under Wind Pressure Based on Bend Sensors." Sensors 17, no. 5: 1054.
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