CIVE 418 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Structural Health Monitoring
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
CIVE 418
Fall/Spring
3
0
3
6

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Elective
Course Level
-
Course Coordinator -
Course Lecturer(s) -
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives Structural Health Monitoring examines the use of low-cost, long term monitoring\nsystems to keep civil infrastructure under constant surveillance, ensuring structural integrity.Moreover, the tools and skills the students will learn in this class can be implemented to\ndevelop sustainable maintenance and rehabilitation schemes and programs.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Explain fundamentals of history of SHM.
  • Describe a systematic approach to SHM process.
  • Overview nondestructive test techniques relevant to SHM.
  • Apply the theory of of Structural Dynamics.
  • Provide hands-on experience with experimental modal analysis (input output modal analysis).
Course Content Structural Health Monitoring covers the concepts of rapid after disaster assessment of civil infrastructure. The tools and skills incorporated within the curriculum of this class provide quantitative means to assess the structural integrity loss a system undergoes after natural disasters and other hazardous events.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
X
Supportive Courses
Media and Management Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Introduction (scope of health monitoring, necessities, importance) Balageas D L, Structural health monitoring R&D at the European Research Establishments in Aerospace (EREA), Aerospace Science and Technology, (Ch. 1)
2 Commonly used measurement techniques and instrumentation types (bridge, building, soil, dam, tunnel monitoring techniques; modal parameters; cable vibration; gage types; types of strain, deflection, acceleration transducers) Balageas D L, Structural health monitoring R&D at the European Research Establishments in Aerospace (EREA), Aerospace Science and Technology, (Ch. 1)
3 Approaches to a monitoring problem; options; constraints (cost, duration, site specific issues, vandalism); parameters; goals. General overview of structure types including historical structures. Introduction to sensor types and technology; biological sensors. Balageas D L, Structural health monitoring R&D at the European Research Establishments in Aerospace (EREA), Aerospace Science and Technology, (Ch. 2)
4 5 min in-class presentations by students to briefly explain five SHM examples from the world (internet search homework). Balageas D L, Structural health monitoring R&D at the European Research Establishments in Aerospace (EREA), Aerospace Science and Technology, (Ch. 3)
5 Basic measurement sensor types and their working principles. Sensor calibration examples in the classroom. Balageas D L, Structural health monitoring R&D at the European Research Establishments in Aerospace (EREA), Aerospace Science and Technology, (Ch. 4)
6 Data acquisition systems, working principles of A/D converters, memory requirements versus measurement type and frequency. Balageas D L, Structural health monitoring R&D at the European Research Establishments in Aerospace (EREA), Aerospace Science and Technology, (Ch. 5)
7 Preliminary modelling, selection of critical measurement locations, measured data comparison by analytical simulation, analytical model calibration. Design of measurement setup, installation, and cabling issues Balageas D L, Structural health monitoring R&D at the European Research Establishments in Aerospace (EREA), Aerospace Science and Technology, (Ch. 6)
8 Remote communication and control; alert system, thresholds; cost estimation. Programming of data acquisition systems. Differences between short-term, repeated, long-term data acquisition Balageas D L, Structural health monitoring R&D at the European Research Establishments in Aerospace (EREA), Aerospace Science and Technology, (Ch. 7)
9 Short-term field testing, post-processing of long-term field measured data Balageas D L, Structural health monitoring R&D at the European Research Establishments in Aerospace (EREA), Aerospace Science and Technology, (Ch. 8)
10 Vibration measurement, modal analysis, modal frequencies, FFT, analytical modelling and simulation of test/ambient loads. Balageas D L, Structural health monitoring R&D at the European Research Establishments in Aerospace (EREA), Aerospace Science and Technology, (Ch. 9)
11 Noise effect on measured data, minimization of noise. Correlation of results; basic model updating and optimization techniques; sensitivity analysis. Balageas D L, Structural health monitoring R&D at the European Research Establishments in Aerospace (EREA), Aerospace Science and Technology, (Ch. 10)
12 Strain rosette, principal strain magnitude and direction calculation. Simulation impact load location and impact point detection; multilateration and triangulation techniques. Simple applications of objective function definition and optimization. Balageas D L, Structural health monitoring R&D at the European Research Establishments in Aerospace (EREA), Aerospace Science and Technology, (Ch. 11)
13 Moving FFT and wavelet analysis techniques; Neural Networks and practical applications. Balageas D L, Structural health monitoring R&D at the European Research Establishments in Aerospace (EREA), Aerospace Science and Technology, (Ch. 12)
14 Semester project presentations of each group. Discussions on the extensions and improvement possibilities of each project. Budgetary and implementation phase scheduling issues. Client driven alternative application discussions. Balageas D L, Structural health monitoring R&D at the European Research Establishments in Aerospace (EREA), Aerospace Science and Technology, (Ch. 13)
15 Review Reading the relevant chapter from the book
16 Final Reading the relevant chapter from the book

 

Course Textbooks Course web-site- Lecture Notes
References Structural Health Monitoring conf proceedings, Editor F-K Chang,. California, 2005 & 2009. Ambient Vibration Monitoring, Helmut Wenzel, Dieter Pichler, Wiley, 2005. Health Monitoring of Aerospace Structures, W. Staszewski, C. Boller, G. Tomlinsaon, Wiley, 2003. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), 1997, NEHRP Guidelines for the Seismic Rehabilitation of Buildings, FEMA 273 Structural Condition Assessment, R.T. Ratay, 2005. Theory of Vibration with Applications, W. T. Thomson, M. D. Dahleh, 5th

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Requirements Number Percentage
Participation
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
5
20
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
1
20
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
2
60
Final / Oral Exam
Total

Contribution of Semester Work to Final Grade
8
100
Contribution of Final Work to Final Grade
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
Study Hours Out of Class
16
2
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
5
3
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
1
45
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
2
20
Final / Oral Exam
    Total
180

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Qualifications / Outcomes
* Level of Contribution
1
2
3
4
5
1 Adequate knowledge in Mathematics, Science and Civil Engineering; ability to use theoretical and applied information in these areas to model and solve Civil Engineering problems X
2 Ability to identify, define, formulate, and solve complex Civil Engineering problems; ability to select and apply proper analysis and modeling methods for this purpose X
3 Ability to design a complex system, device or product under realistic constraints and conditions, in such a way as to meet the desired result; ability to apply modern design methods for this purpose
4 Ability to devise, select, and use modern techniques and tools needed for Civil Engineering practice X
5 Ability to design and conduct experiments, gather data, analyze and interpret results for investigating Civil Engineering problems X
6 Ability to work efficiently in Civil Engineering disciplinary and multi-disciplinary teams; ability to work individually
7 Ability to communicate effectively in Turkish, both orally and in writing; knowledge of a minimum of two foreign languages X
8 Recognition of the need for lifelong learning; ability to access information, to follow developments in science and technology, and to continue to educate him/herself X
9 Awareness of professional and ethical responsibility
10 Information about business life practices such as project management, risk management, and change management; awareness of entrepreneurship, innovation, and sustainable development
11 Knowledge about contemporary issues and the global and societal effects of engineering practices on health, environment, and safety; awareness of the legal consequences of Civil Engineering solutions X

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest