Structural Durability & Health Monitoring

About the Journal

In order to maintain a reasonable cost for large scale structures such as airframes, offshore structures, nuclear plants etc., it is generally accepted that improved methods for structural integrity and durability assessment are required. Structural Health Monitoring (SDHM) had emerged as an active area of research for fatigue life and damage accumulation prognostics.

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  • Digital Twin-Driven Intelligent Construction: Features and Trends
  • Abstract Digital twin (DT) can achieve real-time information fusion and interactive feedback between virtual space and physical space. This technology involves a digital model, real-time information management, comprehensive intelligent perception networks, etc., and it can drive the rapid conceptual development of intelligent construction (IC) such as smart factories, smart cities, and smart medical care. Nevertheless, the actual use of DT in IC is partially pending, with numerous scientific factors still not clarified. An overall survey on pending issues and unsolved scientific factors is needed for the development of DT-driven IC. To this end, this study aims to provide a comprehensive review… More
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  • Fatigue Crack Detection in Steel Plates Using Guided Waves and an Energy-Based Imaging Approach
  • Abstract The increasing use of ultrasonic guided waves (GWs) has been shown to have great potential for the detection of fatigue cracks and non-fatigue type damages in metallic structures. This paper reports on a study demonstrating an energy-based damage imaging approach in which signal characteristics identified through relative time differences by fatigue crack (RTD/f) through different sensor paths are used to estimate the location of fatigue crack in steel plates based on GWs generated by an active piezoceramic transducer (PZT) network. The propagation of GWs in the original 10 mm-thick plate was complicated due to its thick geometry, wave dispersion, boundary… More
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  • Damage Detection in CFST Column by Simulation of Ultrasonic Waves Using STFT-Based Spectrogram and Welch Power Spectral Density Estimate
  • Abstract Structural health monitoring employs different tools and techniques to provide a prediction for damages that occur in various structures. Damages such as debond and cracks in concrete-filled steel tube column (CFST) are serious defects that threaten the integrity of the structural members. Ultrasonic waves monitoring applied to the CFST column is necessary to detect damages and quantify their size. However, without appropriate signal processing tools, the results of the monitoring process could not be crucial. In this research, a monitoring process based on a Multiphysics numerical simulation study was carried out. Two signal processing tools: short time Fourier transform (STFT)… More
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  • Effect of Lead-Rubber Bearing Isolators in Reducing Seismic Damage for a High-Rise Building in Comparison with Normal Shear Wall System
  • Abstract Seismic earthquakes are a real danger for the construction evolution of high rise buildings. The rate of earthquakes around the world is noteworthy in a wide range of construction areas. In this study, we present the dynamic behavior of a high-rise RC building with dynamic isolators (lead-rubber-bearing), in comparison with a traditional shear wall system of the same building. Seismic isolation has been introduced in building construction to increase the structural stability and to protect the non-structural components against the damaging effects of an earthquake. In order to clarify the influence of incorporating lead rubber bearing isolators in the seismic… More
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  • Influence of Unbalance on Classification Accuracy of Tyre Pressure Monitoring System Using Vibration Signals
  • Abstract Tyre Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS) are installed in automobiles to monitor the pressure of the tyres. Tyre pressure is an important parameter for the comfort of the travelers and the safety of the passengers. Many methods have been researched and reported for TPMS. Amongst them, vibration-based indirect TPMS using machine learning techniques are the recent ones. The literature reported the results for a perfectly balanced wheel. However, if there is a small unbalance, which is very common in automobile wheels, ‘What will be the effect on the classification accuracy?’ is the question on hand. This paper attempts to study the… More
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