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Title: Wireless Sensor Advances and Applications for Civil Infrastructure Monitoring
Author(s): Spencer, Billie F., Jr.; Yun, Chung-Bang
Subject(s): structural health monitoring civil infrastructure wireless sensors smart sensors impedance sensors guided waves piezoelectric sensors
Abstract: Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) using wireless sensor technology (WST) has emerged as a promising solution to challenges associated with the declining state of aging civil infrastructure. Successful implementation of long-term, continuous, and automated SHM using WST is expected to improve public safety, increase structural reliability, enhance inspection quality, and reduce maintenance costs. Moreover, such SHM systems can aid in lifetime monitoring of future construction projects and help to assess emergency facilities and evacuation routes, including bridges and highways, in a timely manner after natural and man-made disasters. Today, research advances in WST are coming at an unparalleled pace, many leading to a number of full-scale implementations. The June 2010 issue of the Journal of Smart Structures and Systems brings together the most recent Wireless Sensor Advances and Applications for Civil Infrastructure Monitoring. To promote wider distribution of this timely collection of papers, the publishers have generously allowed publication of this special issue in the Newmark Structural Engineering Report Series.
Issue Date: 2010-06
Date Updated: 2010-07-14
Publisher: Newmark Structural Engineering Laboratory. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Series/Report: Newmark Structural Engineering Laboratory Report Series 024
Genre: Technical Report
Type: Text
Language: English
ISSN: 1940-9826
Publication Status: published or submitted for publication
Peer Reviewed: is peer reviewed
Rights Information: Copyright held by the authors. All rights reserved.
Date Available in IDEALS: 2010-06-15

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