Infrastructure Health in Civil Engineering

All aspects of structural health are integrated in this two-volume book, including monitoring, damage detection and structural identification. Practical case studies are presented. The latest techniques in sensing and sensor utilization are explored. The decision-making concept is linked to structural monitoring and damage identification. The first volume is "Theory and Components" and provides an overview of the infrastructure health in civil engineering (IHCE), along with associated theories. The four components of IHCE - measurements, structural identification, damage identification and decision making, are given an in-depth description. There is also a discussion of how asset management and IHCE are applied. The analogies between structural and human health are also explored. In the second volume, "Applications and Management," the following is covered: future directions and state-of-the-art practices; use of statistics and probability in structural modeling, as well as other areas; practical applications, including response to earthquake damage, corrosion, fatigue and bridge security, in the form of rehabilitation and retrofitting; use of IHCE for management and maintenance of different types of structures using pre-stressed and reinforced concrete, and fiber-reinforced polymers (FRPs); and coverage of the latest techniques in the use of sensors for load testing and damage detection, as well as numerous practical case studies.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 1320p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01528476
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9781439866542
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 2014 12:19PM