Technique to Monitor Building ‘Health’ Utilizes Ambient Vibrations

by Catherine A. Cardno, Ph.D., Senior Writer; ASCE, ASCE World Headquarters, 1801 Alexander Bell Drive, Reston, VA,


Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2017, Vol. 87, Issue 2, Pg. 36-38


Document Type: Editorial

Abstract: A technique devised to monitor building health uses ambient vibrations; compressed and fused flakes of graphene are shown to have 20 times the strength of steel; and a vehicular travel lane paved with photovoltaic cells opens in France.

Subject Headings: Travel time | Solar power | Vibration | Compression | Compressive strength | Steel | Vehicles | Highways and roads | France | Europe

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