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Dense Building Instrumentation Application for City-Wide Structural Health Monitoring

Massari, A. and Kohler, M. and Clayton, R. and Guy, R. and Heaton, T. and Bunn, J. and Chandy, K. M. and Demetri, D. (2017) Dense Building Instrumentation Application for City-Wide Structural Health Monitoring. In: 16th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering (16WCEE), January 9-13, 2017, Santiago, Chile.

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The Community Seismic Network (CSN) has partnered with the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) to initiate a campus-wide structural monitoring program of all buildings on the premises. The JPL campus serves as a proxy for a densely instrumented urban city with localized vibration measurements collected throughout the free-field and built environment. Instrumenting the entire campus provides dense measurements in a horizontal geospatial sense for soil response; in addition five buildings have been instrumented on every floor of the structure. Each building has a unique structural system as well as varied amounts of structural information via structural drawings, making several levels of assessment and evaluation possible. Computational studies with focus on damage detection applied to the campus structural network are demonstrated for a collection of buildings. For campus-wide real-time and post-event evaluation, ground and building response products using CSN data are illustrating the usefulness of higher spatial resolution compared to what was previously typical with sparser instrumentation.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Massari, A.0000-0002-6561-4674
Clayton, R.0000-0003-3323-3508
Heaton, T.0000-0003-3363-2197
Bunn, J.0000-0002-3798-298X
Additional Information:We thank Christopher Janover for his work developing the automation tools used in our study. This study was partially funded by a Caltech-JPL Research and Technology Development Fund grant. We also thank the Betty and Gordon Moore Foundation, the Terrestrial Hazard Observation and Reporting Center at Caltech, and the Divisions of Geological and Planetary Science, and Engineering and Applied Science at Caltech for funding the development of the Community Seismic Network.
Group:Seismological Laboratory
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JPL Research and Technology Development FundUNSPECIFIED
Gordon and Betty Moore FoundationUNSPECIFIED
Caltech Terrestrial Hazards Observations and Reporting center (THOR)UNSPECIFIED
Caltech Division of Geological and Planetary SciencesUNSPECIFIED
Caltech Division of Engineering and Applied ScienceUNSPECIFIED
Subject Keywords:damage detection, structural health monitoring, seismic instrumentation, earthquake engineering, resilient cities
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Deposited By: Monica Kohler
Deposited On:28 Jan 2017 00:47
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