Health monitoring of buildings during construction and service stages using vibration characteristics

Moragaspitiya, Praveen, Thambiratnam, David, Perera, Nimal, & Chan, Tommy H.T. (2012) Health monitoring of buildings during construction and service stages using vibration characteristics. Advances in Structural Engineering, 15(5), pp. 717-726.

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Columns and walls in buildings are subjected to a number of load increments during the construction and service stages. The combination of these load increments and poor quality construction can cause defects in these structural components. In addition, defects can also occur due to accidental or deliberate actions by users of the building during construction and service stages. Such defects should be detected early so that remedial measures can be taken to improve life time serviceability and performance of the building. This paper uses micro and macro model upgrading methods during construction and service stages of a building based on the mass and stiffness changes to develop a comprehensive procedure for locating and detecting defects in columns and walls of buildings. Capabilities of the procedure are illustrated through examples.

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ID Code: 53004
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Vibration Characteristics, Columns, Walls, Detecting Defects and their Locations, Construction Stage, Service Stage, Model Upgrading Methods
DOI: 10.1260/1369-4332.15.5.717
ISSN: 2048-4011 (online) 1369-4332 (print)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Multi-Science Publishing Co. Ltd.
Deposited On: 08 Aug 2012 23:16
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2012 03:51

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