Structural Health Monitoring of Civil Infrastructure: Philosophy, Technical Methods, and Projects of the Infrastructure Technology InstitutePublic Deposited
The mission of the Infrastructure Technology Institute is to develop strategies and tools to protect and improve the condition, capacity and performance of the nations highway, railroad, and mass transit infrastructure systems. The Institute does this through the development and deployment of (1) advanced technologies for structural health monitoring, (2) advanced infrastructure materials, analysis and testing techniques, and (3) new tools for integrating infrastructure condition and performance information into system management, investment, and policy decision processes. Development and application of tools and methods for structural health monitoring (SHM) of infrastructure represent core activities for the Institute. Over the past eight years ITI has conducted more than 70 different SHM projects around the US. ITI staff and its research partners (primarily Northwestern University professors) have made significant technical advances in SHM, including measurement techniques, remote monitoring methods, and data analysis. This compendium will discuss SHM in general, review ITIs role in this field, and present a series of case studies that highlight ITIs achievements and capabilities.
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