Intelligent Structural Health Monitoring System
Structural health monitoring is a new approach to provide diagnosis of the structure’s condition during its life using the sensor data. An intelligent monitoring system with wireless sensor networks can provide reliable information about the structure’s condition, replace visual inspections, provide ease of installation and configurability, save costs, and ultimately save people’s lives. The wireless sensing and networking technologies required in intelligent monitoring systems are developed. Data mining and statistical analyses are used to extract relevant information from the sensor data for damage detection. Model-based methods are studied to estimate the location and extent of damage or predict the remaining lifetime. There is a large number of possible applications including bridges, buildings, wind power turbines, ships, masts, spacecraft, forest harvesters, lift trucks, reach stackers, various crane systems, pipe systems, and amusement park rides. New business opportunities for the service sector emerge and the results can be utilized in other critical areas as well
- Keywords: wireless sensor network, radio resource management, data fusion, data analysis, wireless automation, structural health monitoring
- Duration: 2008-2011
- Research area: Wireless Automation
- Related projects: WiSA, WISM, GENSEN
Contact persons at the Department of Automation and Systems Technology
- Heikki Koivo (person in charge, Aalto Univ. / AS)
- Lasse Eriksson (project manager)
Publications (AS dept. only)
- Maurizio Bocca, Aamir Mahmood, Lasse M Eriksson, Jyrki Kullaa and Riku Jäntti,
"A Synchronized Wireless Sensor Network for Experimental Modal Analysis in Structural Health Monitoring,"
Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering (CACAIE), Vol. 26, no. 7, pp. 483-499, 2011.
- Maurizio Bocca, Janne Toivola, Lasse M Eriksson, Jaakko Hollmen and Heikki Koivo,
"Structural health monitoring in wireless sensor networks by the embedded Goertzel algorithm,"
in ICCPS CPSWeek 2011 Conference & WiP Proceedings (ICCPS 2011) ICCPS, Chicago, USA: IEEE Computer Society, 2011, 9 pp.
- J Kullaa, M Bocca and L.M Eriksson,
"Energy-efficient SHM in wireless sensor networks by damage detection from short time series,"
in Proceedings of the 5th European Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring, F Casciati and M Giordano (eds.), DEStech Publications, 2010, 943–948.
- M Bocca, E. I Cosar, J Salminen and L. M Eriksson,
"A reconfigurable wireless sensor network for structural health monitoring,"
in Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructure, Urs Meier, Bernadette Havranek and Masoud Motavalli (eds.), Zurich, Switzerland: International Society for Structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructure; EMPA, 2009, 9 pp.
- Emre I Cosar, Maurizio Bocca and Lasse M Eriksson,
"High speed portable wireless data acquisition system for high data rate applications,"
in Proceedings of the ASME 2009 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference - IDETC/CIE 2009, San Diego, USA: ASME, 2009, 11 pp.
- Emre Ilke Cosar,
A wireless toolkit for monitoring applications,
Master's thesis, Department of Automation and Systems Technology, Helsinki University of Technology, Espoo, Finland, 2009. (Helsinki University of Technology, Control Engineering, Report 164).