Long-Term Monitoring of Civil Structures using Smart Structures Techniques

by T. Russell Gentry, (M.ASCE), The Catholic Univ of America, Washington, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Structures Congress XII


A smart monitoring program for a hybrid concrete-steel building in Washington, D.C. has been developed. The building is currently being instrumented with a variety of strain and corrosion sensors. The ongoing research program calls for continuous, automated, long-term monitoring of the building. This paper defines 'smart' monitoring and presents issues in smart building monitoring: the need for 'smart' monitoring, the results expected from this monitoring, and the role that sensor technologies plays in this monitoring. The paper describes the installation of the smart monitor and depicts the data acquisition system slated for installation in the building.

Subject Headings: Smart buildings | Steel structures | Concrete structures | Structural analysis | Probe instruments | Concrete | Data analysis | Washington | United States

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