Structural health monitoring

Regular monitoring of the technical and structural condition of buildings is important for monitoring the safety of structures and assessing their performance and service life. This is usually done by means of a technical inspection of the structures, based on a visual inspection by a competent specialist. Such an assessment of the structure may be subjective, inaccurate and not give a true picture of the object being assessed. The solution is to use Structural Health Monitoring (SHM). Its aim is to record and assess indicators of potential structural incidents, anomalous behaviour, degradation and damage that may affect safe operation, using automated measuring equipment.

Research lines developed:

Development of a methodology for monitoring the structural stability of structures;
Operational modal analysis (OMA) of buildings and bridges;
Assessment of wind loads on unique buildings using CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) simulations.

MATLAB, OpenFoam, Python, Ansys, RFEM Dlubal

EQUIPMENT: 10 V/g accelerometer, MEMS accelerometer X6-1A, MEL-x16, VibroMetra, Data Logger DT9857E.

IMPLEMENTED PROJECTS: Structural health monitoring of buildings

Wind load assessment for a multi-storey building simulation example. Shows the mean wind speed field in the xz-plane. Read more about this here.