Structural Data Acquisition Using Sensor Network Thesis

(2013). Structural Data Acquisition Using Sensor Network . 10.25148/etd.FI13042507

thesis or dissertation chair


  • Munavalli, Sainath Chidambar


  • The development cost of any civil infrastructure is very high; during its life span, the civil structure undergoes a lot of physical loads and environmental effects which damage the structure. Failing to identify this damage at an early stage may result in severe property loss and may become a potential threat to people and the environment. Thus, there is a need to develop effective damage detection techniques to ensure the safety and integrity of the structure. One of the Structural Health Monitoring methods to evaluate a structure is by using statistical analysis. In this study, a civil structure measuring 8 feet in length, 3 feet in diameter, embedded with thermocouple sensors at 4 different levels is analyzed under controlled and variable conditions. With the help of statistical analysis, possible damage to the structure was analyzed. The analysis could detect the structural defects at various levels of the structure.

publication date

  • April 16, 2013


  • Damage Detection
  • Sensor Network
  • Structural Health Monitoring

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