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Structural testing series: Part 12 - A benchmark problem for structural health monitoring

Beck, J. and Bernal, D. (2001) Structural testing series: Part 12 - A benchmark problem for structural health monitoring. Experimental Techniques, 25 (3). pp. 49-52. ISSN 0732-8818.

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The importance of developing robust monitoring systems that can detect and locate progressive deterioration in structures or abrupt damage induced by extreme loading events is well recognized in the aerospace, mechanical, and civil engineering communities. In the case of civil structures, such as buildings, bridges, offshore platforms or dams, the most commonly utilized approach for SHM (structural health monitoring) is periodic visual inspections. Needless to say, this approach is limited to deterioration or damage that is not hidden from view and it can be expensive. In certain cases, visual inspections are complemented by non-destructive testing procedures but these are local in nature and can not provide information on the overall health of the structural system.

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Additional Information:Copyright © 2001 John Wiley & Sons. The authors wish to thank the other members of the IASC-ASCE Task Group for their enthusiasm and assistance in the development of this benchmark problem; particularly: Lambros Katafygiotis and Paul Lam (Hong Kong Univ. of Science and Tech.), Erik Johnson and Sami Masri (USC), Shirley Dyke (Wash. Univ. in St. Louis) who, among other things, has prepared and maintained the web site for the group, Joel Conte (UCLA), Andrew Smyth and Raimondo Betti (Columbia Univ.). Special thanks are due to Carlos Ventura (Univ. of British Columbia), who provided the physical structure and facilitated all the tests that were carried out for initiating the experimental phase.
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