Development and Application of a Structural Health Monitoring System Based on Wireless Smart Aggregates
AbstractStructural health monitoring (SHM) systems can improve the safety and reliability of structures, reduce maintenance costs, and extend service life. Research on concrete SHMs using piezoelectric-based smart aggregates have reached great achievements. However, the newly developed techniques have not been widely applied in practical engineering, largely due to the wiring problems associated with large-scale structural health monitoring. The cumbersome wiring requires much material and labor work, and more importantly, the associated maintenance work is also very heavy. Targeting a practical large scale concrete crack detection (CCD) application, a smart aggregates-based wireless sensor network system is proposed for the CCD application. The developed CCD system uses Zigbee 802.15.4 protocols, and is able to perform dynamic stress monitoring, structural impact capturing, and internal crack detection. The system has been experimentally validated, and the experimental results demonstrated the effectiveness of the proposed system. This work provides important support for practical CCD applications using wireless smart aggregates. View Full-Text
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Yan, S.; Ma, H.; Li, P.; Song, G.; Wu, J. Development and Application of a Structural Health Monitoring System Based on Wireless Smart Aggregates. Sensors 2017, 17, 1641.
Yan S, Ma H, Li P, Song G, Wu J. Development and Application of a Structural Health Monitoring System Based on Wireless Smart Aggregates. Sensors. 2017; 17(7):1641.Chicago/Turabian Style
Yan, Shi; Ma, Haoyan; Li, Peng; Song, Gangbing; Wu, Jianxin. 2017. "Development and Application of a Structural Health Monitoring System Based on Wireless Smart Aggregates." Sensors 17, no. 7: 1641.
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