Vibration-Based Damage Detection for Timber Structures in Australia

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dc.contributor.author Samali, Bijan en_US
dc.contributor.author Li, Jianchun en_US
dc.contributor.author Dackermann, Ulrike en_US
dc.contributor.author Choi, Fook Choon en_US
dc.contributor.editor Tommy H. T. Chan and David P. Thambiratnam en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-12T03:31:35Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-12T03:31:35Z
dc.date.issued 2011 en_US
dc.identifier 2010004574 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Samali Bijan et al. 2011, 'Vibration-Based Damage Detection for Timber Structures in Australia', Nova Science Publishers, New York, USA, pp. 81-108. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 978-1-61728-860-9 en_US
dc.identifier.other B1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/17755
dc.description.abstract The use of non-destructive assessment techniques for evaluating structural conditions of aging infrastructure, such as timber bridges, utility poles and buildings, for the past 20 years has faced increasing challenges as a result of poor maintenance and inadequate funding. Replacement of structures, such as an old bridge, is neither viable nor sustainable in many circumstances. Hence, there is an urgent need to develop and utilize state-of-the-art techniques to assess and evaluate the "health state" of existing infrastructure and to be able to understand and quantify the effects of degradation with regard to public safety. This paper presents an overview of research work carried out by the authors in developing and implementing several vibration methods for evaluation of damage in timber bridges and utility poles. The technique of detecting damage involved the use of vibration methods, namely damage index method, which also incorporated artificial neural networks for timber bridges and time-hased non-destructive evaluation (NDE) methods for timber utility poles. The projects involved successful numerical modeling and good experimental validation for the proposed vibration methods to detect damage for simple beams subjected to single and multiple damage scenarios and was then extended to a scaled timber bridge constructed under laboratory conditions. The time-based NDE methods also showed promising trends for detecting the embedded depth and condition of timber utility poles in early stages of that research. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Nova Science Publishers en_US
dc.relation.hasversion accepted manuscript version
dc.title Vibration-Based Damage Detection for Timber Structures in Australia en_US
dc.parent Structural Health Monitoring in Australia en_US
dc.journal.volume en_US
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation New York, USA en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 81 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 108 en_US
dc.cauo.name FEIT.School of Civil and Environmental Engineering en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 091300 en_US
dc.personcode 870186 en_US
dc.personcode 930859 en_US
dc.personcode 995216 en_US
dc.personcode 044012 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Mechanical Engineering en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition 1 en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords building, safety, australia, australian standards, vibration, structural health monitoring en_US
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dc.staffid 044012 en_US


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