Risk Monitoring of Civil Structures
Principles of SHM-based Structural Monitoring, Design and Maintenance
Loads and Environment Monitoring
Published Online: 15 SEP 2009
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Encyclopedia of Structural Health Monitoring
How to Cite
Kurata, N. 2009. Risk Monitoring of Civil Structures. Encyclopedia of Structural Health Monitoring.
- Published Online: 15 SEP 2009
Buildings and civil engineering structures are subjected to natural hazards such as severe earthquakes, tsunamis, floods, and hurricanes, as well as man-made hazards such as fires, crime, and terrorist attacks, during their long-term use. To mitigate these hazards, monitoring various risks in a building employing structural health monitoring (SHM) technologies is necessary. In this article, a concept of risk monitoring of buildings for disaster mitigation is presented and related sensing technologies are reviewed. As advanced examples of risk monitoring of buildings, a ubiquitous structural monitoring (USM) system and a risk information delivery (RID) system using wireless sensor networks are introduced.
- risk monitoring;
- ubiquitous computing;
- wireless sensor network;
- hazard mitigation;
- damage detection;
- ubiquitous structural monitoring;
- risk information delivery