Structural Health Monitoring of Large Structures Using Acoustic Emission Case Histories

Structural Health Monitoring of Large Structures Using Acoustic Emission   Case Histories
Author: Kanji Ono,Tomoki Shiotani,Martine Wevers,Marvin A. Hamstad
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 298
Release: 2020-11-23
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9783039284740

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Acoustic emission (AE) techniques have successfully been used for assuring the structural integrity of large rocket motorcases since 1963, and their uses have expanded to ever larger structures, especially as structural health monitoring (SHM) of large structures has become the most urgent task for engineering communities around the world. The needs for advanced AE monitoring methods are felt keenly by those dealing with aging infrastructures. Many publications have appeared covering various aspects of AE techniques, but documentation of actual applications of AE techniques has been mostly limited to reports of successful results without technical details that allow objective evaluation of the results. There are some exceptions in the literature. In this Special Issue of the Acoustics section of Applied Sciences, we seek contributions covering these exceptions cited here. Here, we seek contributions describing case histories of AE applications to large structures that have achieved the goals of SHM by providing adequate technical information supporting the success stories. Types of structures can include aerospace and geological structures, bridges, buildings, factories, maritime facilities, off-shore structures, etc. Experiences with AE monitoring methods designed and proven for large stru

The Good Drone

The Good Drone
Author: Austin Choi-Fitzpatrick
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2020-07-28
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9780262538886

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How small-scale drones, satellites, kites, and balloons are used by social movements for the greater good. Drones are famous for doing bad things: weaponized, they implement remote-control war; used for surveillance, they threaten civil liberties and violate privacy. In The Good Drone, Austin Choi-Fitzpatrick examines a different range of uses: the deployment of drones for the greater good. Choi-Fitzpatrick analyzes the way small-scale drones—as well as satellites, kites, and balloons—are used for a great many things, including documenting human rights abuses, estimating demonstration crowd size, supporting anti-poaching advocacy, and advancing climate change research. In fact, he finds, small drones are used disproportionately for good; nonviolent prosocial uses predominate. Choi-Fitzpatrick's broader point is that the use of technology by social movements goes beyond social media—and began before social media. From the barricades in Les Misérables to hacking attacks on corporate servers to the spread of the #MeToo hashtag on Twitter, technology is used to raise awareness, but is also crucial in raising the cost of the status quo. New technology in the air changes politics on the ground, and raises provocative questions along the way. What is the nature and future of the camera, when it is taken out of human hands? How will our ideas about privacy evolve when the altitude of a penthouse suite no longer guarantees it? Working at the leading edge of an emerging technology, Choi-Fitzpatrick takes a broad view, suggesting social change efforts rely on technology in new and unexpected ways.

Bridge Maintenance Safety Management Life Cycle Sustainability and Innovations

Bridge Maintenance  Safety  Management  Life Cycle Sustainability and Innovations
Author: Hiroshi Yokota,Dan M. Frangopol
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 926
Release: 2021-04-20
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9781000173758

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Bridge Maintenance, Safety, Management, Life-Cycle Sustainability and Innovations contains lectures and papers presented at the Tenth International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management (IABMAS 2020), held in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan, April 11–15, 2021. This volume consists of a book of extended abstracts and a USB card containing the full papers of 571 contributions presented at IABMAS 2020, including the T.Y. Lin Lecture, 9 Keynote Lectures, and 561 technical papers from 40 countries. The contributions presented at IABMAS 2020 deal with the state of the art as well as emerging concepts and innovative applications related to the main aspects of maintenance, safety, management, life-cycle sustainability and technological innovations of bridges. Major topics include: advanced bridge design, construction and maintenance approaches, safety, reliability and risk evaluation, life-cycle management, life-cycle sustainability, standardization, analytical models, bridge management systems, service life prediction, maintenance and management strategies, structural health monitoring, non-destructive testing and field testing, safety, resilience, robustness and redundancy, durability enhancement, repair and rehabilitation, fatigue and corrosion, extreme loads, and application of information and computer technology and artificial intelligence for bridges, among others. This volume provides both an up-to-date overview of the field of bridge engineering and significant contributions to the process of making more rational decisions on maintenance, safety, management, life-cycle sustainability and technological innovations of bridges for the purpose of enhancing the welfare of society. The Editors hope that these Proceedings will serve as a valuable reference to all concerned with bridge structure and infrastructure systems, including engineers, researchers, academics and students from all areas of bridge engineering.

ACMSM25

ACMSM25
Author: Chien Ming Wang,Johnny C.M. Ho,Sritawat Kitipornchai
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 1104
Release: 2019-09-03
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9789811376030

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This book presents articles from The Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials (ACMSM25 held in Brisbane, December 2018), celebrating the 50th anniversary of the conference. First held in Sydney in 1967, it is one of the longest running conferences of its kind, taking place every 2–3 years in Australia or New Zealand. Bringing together international experts and leaders to disseminate recent research findings in the fields of structural mechanics, civil engineering and materials, it offers a forum for participants from around the world to review, discuss and present the latest developments in the broad discipline of mechanics and materials in civil engineering.

Non Destructive Evaluation of Reinforced Concrete Structures

Non Destructive Evaluation of Reinforced Concrete Structures
Author: Christiane Maierhofer,Hans-Wolf Reinhardt,Gerd Dobmann
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 624
Release: 2010-07-27
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9781845699604

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Engineers have a range of sophisticated techniques at their disposal to evaluate the condition of reinforced concrete structures and non-destructive evaluation plays a key part in assessing and prioritising where money should be spent on repair or replacement of structurally deficient reinforced concrete structures. Non-destructive evaluation of reinforced concrete structures, Volume 2: Non-destructive testing methods reviews the latest non-destructive testing techniques for reinforced concrete structures and how they are used. Part one discusses planning and implementing non-destructive testing of reinforced concrete structures with chapters on non-destructive testing methods for building diagnosis, development of automated NDE systems, structural health monitoring systems and data fusion. Part two reviews individual non-destructive testing techniques including wireless monitoring, electromagnetic and acoustic-elastic waves, laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy, acoustic emission evaluation, magnetic flux leakage, electrical resistivity, capacimetry, measuring the corrosion rate (polarization resistance) and the corrosion potential of reinforced concrete structures, ground penetrating radar, radar tomography, active thermography, nuclear magnetic resonance imaging, stress wave propagation, impact-echo, surface and guided wave techniques and ultrasonics. Part three covers case studies including inspection of concrete retaining walls using ground penetrating radar, acoustic emission and impact echo techniques and using ground penetrating radar to assess an eight-span post-tensioned viaduct. With its distinguished editor and international team of contributors, Non-destructive evaluation of reinforced concrete structures, Volume 2: Non-destructive testing methods is a standard reference for civil and structural engineers as well as those concerned with making decisions regarding the safety of reinforced concrete structures. Reviews the latest non-destructive testing (NDT) techniques and how they are used in practice Explores the process of planning a non-destructive program features strategies for the application of NDT testing A specific section outlines significant advances in individual NDT techniques and features wireless monitoring and electromagnetic and acoustic-elastic wave technology

10th International Conference on FRP Composites in Civil Engineering

10th International Conference on FRP Composites in Civil Engineering
Author: Alper Ilki,Medine Ispir,Pinar Inci
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 2477
Release: 2021-11-26
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9783030881665

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This volume highlights the latest advances, innovations, and applications in the field of FRP composites and structures, as presented by leading international researchers and engineers at the 10th International Conference on Fibre-Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composites in Civil Engineering (CICE), held in Istanbul, Turkey on December 8-10, 2021. It covers a diverse range of topics such as All FRP structures; Bond and interfacial stresses; Concrete-filled FRP tubular members; Concrete structures reinforced or pre-stressed with FRP; Confinement; Design issues/guidelines; Durability and long-term performance; Fire, impact and blast loading; FRP as internal reinforcement; Hybrid structures of FRP and other materials; Materials and products; Seismic retrofit of structures; Strengthening of concrete, steel, masonry and timber structures; and Testing. The contributions, which were selected by means of a rigorous international peer-review process, present a wealth of exciting ideas that will open novel research directions and foster multidisciplinary collaboration among different specialists.

Bridge Maintenance Safety Management Resilience and Sustainability

Bridge Maintenance  Safety  Management  Resilience and Sustainability
Author: Fabio Biondini,Dan M. Frangopol
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 748
Release: 2012-06-21
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9780203103388

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Bridge Maintenance, Safety, Management, Resilience and Sustainability contains the lectures and papers presented at The Sixth International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management (IABMAS 2012), held in Stresa, Lake Maggiore, Italy, 8-12 July, 2012. This volume consists of a book of extended abstracts (800 pp) and a DVD (4057 pp) co

Life cycle of Structural Systems

Life cycle of Structural Systems
Author: Hitoshi Furuta,Mitsuyoshi Akiyama,Dan M. Frangopol
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 214
Release: 2018-12-07
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9781351204583

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This book aims to promote the study, research and applications in the design, assessment, prediction, and optimal management of life-cycle performance, safety, reliability, and risk of civil structures and infrastructure systems. The contribution in each chapter presents state-of-the-art as well as emerging applications related to key aspects of the life-cycle civil engineering field. The chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of Structure and Infrastructure Engineering.

Advances in Bridge Maintenance Safety Management and Life Cycle Performance Set of Book CD ROM

Advances in Bridge Maintenance  Safety Management  and Life Cycle Performance  Set of Book   CD ROM
Author: Paulo J. da Sousa Cruz,Dan M. Frangopol,Luis C. Canhoto Neves
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 1126
Release: 2015-03-02
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9781498737005

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Advances in bridge maintenance, safety, management and life-cycle performance contains the papers presented at IABMAS'06, the Third International Conference of the International Association for Bridge Maintenance and Safety (IABMAS), held in Porto, Portugal from 16 to 19 July, 2006.All major aspects of bridge maintenance, management, safety, and co

Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment For Multi Criteria Decision Making In Bridge Design A Review

Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment For Multi Criteria Decision Making In Bridge Design  A Review
Author: Ignacio Javier Navarro,Vicent Penadés-Plà,David Martínez-Muñoz,Rasmus Rempling,Víctor Yepes
Publsiher: Infinite Study
Total Pages: 15
Release: 2022
Genre: Mathematics
ISBN: 9182736450XXX

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Sustainable design of infrastructures has become a major matter of study since the recent establishment of the Agenda 2030. This paper provides a systematic literature review on the use of multi-criteria decision making techniques used so far for the sustainable design of bridges. Special attention is put as well on how the reviewed studies assess the sustainable performance of bridge designs along their life cycle from the economic, the environmental and the social perspective. Although SAW and AHP are recurrently used in the sustainable assessment of bridges, the analysis of the most recent articles show that the application of TOPSIS and PROMETHEE techniques are gaining increasing relevance for such purpose. Most of the studies focus on the research of the construction and the maintenance stage of bridges. However, a need for further analysis is identified when it comes to the assessment of the impacts resulting from the End of Life cycle stage of bridges from a sustainable point of view. The use of intuitionistic and neutrosophic logic have been detected as emerging alternatives to the fuzzy approach of decision making problems.

Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Sustainable Civil Engineering Structures and Construction Materials

Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Sustainable Civil Engineering Structures and Construction Materials
Author: Sheila Belayutham
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 9789811679247

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Trends in Sustainable Buildings and Infrastructure

Trends in Sustainable Buildings and Infrastructure
Author: Víctor Yepes,Ignacio Navarro Martínez
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2021-06-11
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9783036509143

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The recently established Sustainable Development Goals call for a paradigm shift in the way that buildings and infrastructures are conceived. The construction industry is a major source of environmental impacts, given its great material consumption and energy demands. It is also a major contributor to the economic growth of regions, through the provision of useful infrastructure and generation of employment, among other factors. Conventional approaches underlying current building design practices fall short of covering the relevant environmental and social implications derived from inappropriate design, construction, and planning. The development of adequate sustainable design strategies is therefore becoming extremely relevant regarding the achievement of the United Nations 2030 Agenda Goals for Sustainable Development. This book comprises 11 chapters that highlight the actual research trends in the construction sector, aiming to increase the knowledge on sustainable design practices by highlighting the actual practices that explore efficient ways to reduce the environmental consequences related to the construction industry, while promoting social wellbeing and economic development. The chapters collect papers included in the Special Issue “Trends in Sustainable Buildings and Infrastructure” of the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.

Structural Health Monitoring SHM of Civil Structures

Structural Health Monitoring  SHM  of Civil Structures
Author: Gangbing Song,Chuji Wang,Bo Wang
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 500
Release: 2018-04-20
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9783038427834

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This book is a printed edition of the Special Issue "Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) of Civil Structures" that was published in Applied Sciences

Proceedings of the Sustainable Concrete Materials and Structures in Construction 2020

Proceedings of the Sustainable Concrete Materials and Structures in Construction 2020
Author: Sharifah Salwa Mohd Zuki
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 273
Release: 2022
Genre: Building
ISBN: 9789811621871

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This book gathers a selection of peer-reviewed papers presented at the Sustainable Concrete Materials and Structures in Construction 2020, held at Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Malaysia, on 24th August 2020. The contributions, prepared by international scientists and engineers, cover the latest advances in and innovative applications with the theme Towards Sustainable Green Concrete The articles in this book cater to academics, graduate students, researchers, as well as industrial practitioners working in the areas of concrete materials and building construction.

Proceedings of ARCH 2019

Proceedings of ARCH 2019
Author: António Arêde,Cristina Costa
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 954
Release: 2019-10-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9783030292270

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The book contains proceedings presented at the 9th International Conference on Arch Bridges held in Porto, Portugal on October 2 to 4, 2019. It is addressed to scientists, designers, technicians, stakeholders and contractors, seeking for an up-to-date view of the recent advances in the area of arch bridges.