Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2013

Journal or Book Title

Journal of Civil Engineering and Management

Volume

19

Issue

Suppl.1

First Page

S188

Last Page

S201

DOI

10.3846/13923730.2013.801894

Abstract

The development of novel "smart" structures by embedding sensing capabilities directly into the construction material during the manufacturing and deployment process has attracted significant attention in autonomous structural health monitoring (SHM). Micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) provide vast improvements over existing sensing methods in the context of SHM of highway infrastructure systems, including improved system reliability, improved longevity and enhanced system performance, improved safety against natural hazards and vibrations, and a reduction in life cycle cost in both operating and maintaining the infrastructure. Advancements in MEMS technology and wireless sensor networks provide opportunities for long-Term, continuous, real-Time structural health monitoring of pavements and bridges at low cost within the context of sustainable infrastructure systems. Based on a comprehensive review of literature and vendor survey, the latest information available on off-The-shelf MEMS devices, as well as research prototypes, for bridge, pavement, and traffic applications are synthesized in this paper. In addition, the paper discusses the results of a laboratory study as well as a small-scale field study on the use of a wireless concrete monitoring system based on radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology and off-The-shelf MEMS-based temperature and humidity sensors.

Research Focus Area

Construction Engineering and Management

Comments

This is an accepted manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of Civil Engineering and Management on January 9, 2014, available online: http:// www.tandf.com/10.3846/13923730.2013.801894.

Copyright Owner

Vilnius Gediminas Technical University

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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