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Usage Management of Civil Structures

Principles of SHM-based Structural Monitoring, Design and Maintenance


  1. Ayaho Miyamoto

Published Online: 15 SEP 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470061626.shm111

Encyclopedia of Structural Health Monitoring

Encyclopedia of Structural Health Monitoring

How to Cite

Miyamoto, A. 2009. Usage Management of Civil Structures. Encyclopedia of Structural Health Monitoring. .

Author Information

  1. Yamaguchi University, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Ube, Japan

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 SEP 2009


Bridge health monitoring using information technology and sensors is capable of providing more accurate knowledge of bridge performance than traditional strategies. This paper introduces a state of the art on not only an IT-based bridge health monitoring system incorporated with the latest information technologies for lifetime management of existing bridges but also a data-collecting system designed for bridge health monitoring.


  • bridge;
  • structural health monitoring (SHM);
  • maintenance;
  • bridge performance;
  • information technology