Development of a Structural Health Monitoring System

ABSTRACT:
Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) is fundamental to identify the structural behavior, in particular of special structures, allowing the validation of design hypothesis, the development of more economical solutions and the prediction of deterioration. In general, the existing structural health monitoring systems present a high cost when installed in current structures. In opposition to this trend and aiming to promote a culture of structural health monitoring, VESAM is developing a new low-cost structural health monitoring system that can be installed in all current structures without representing a new significant cost.

AUTHORS
Filipe Santos 1, Bruno Jorge2, Pedro Santos3

1 VESAM Engenharia SA, Zona Industrial de Cantanhede, Lote 69, Cantanhede, Portugal | filipe.santos@vesam.pt
2 VESAM Engenharia SA, Zona Industrial de Cantanhede, Lote 69, Cantanhede, Portugal | bruno.jorge@vesam.pt
3 VESAM Engenharia SA, Zona Industrial de Cantanhede, Lote 69, Cantanhede, Portugal | pedro.santos@vesam.pt

Paper presented in the “IX Congresso de Construção Metálica e Mista” and “I Congresso Luso-Brasileiro de Construção Metálica Sustentável”, 24-25 October, 2010, Porto, Portugal (in Portuguese)

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