Talks and Poster Presentations (with Proceedings-Entry):

S. Deix, M. Ralbovsky, S. Wittmann-M., R. Stütz:
"Structural Health Monitoring using Wireless Sensor Networks";
Talk: Smart Structures and Materials - SMART'09, Porto, Portugal; 07-13-2009 - 07-15-2009; in: "Smart Structures and Materials - SMART'09", FEUP, (2009), ISBN: 978-972-752-113-5; 2 pages.



English abstract:
ABSTRACT: Structural health monitoring in civil engineering is an opportunity to support
structural reliability and safety. Recent advancement in sensing and wireless communication
technology may help to reduce the involved expenses. The idea of tiny smart sensors working
together on a common objective to enhance structural safety and reliability of buildings is an inspiring
one. The proposed fields to integrate this technology are as various as scientific topics.
But especially in guaranteeing a sustainable and reliable traffic infrastructure the smart - wireless
communicating sensors appear to be very applicable. The data quality and smart algorithm
capability of the sensors needs to be evaluated to develop new trustworthy applications and
open implementation strategies in a larger scale. In this paper the application as a structural
health monitoring system will be well investigated with real time measurements, implementations
and comparison with a traditional wired SHM system. For this purpose wireless sensor test
equipment is installed on a bridge already equipped with sensors and the results are compared.
Different communication strategies based on the 2400 MHz ZigBee standard are evaluated to
test their usefulness and energy efficiency for various tasks.

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