Experimental study on localization and quantification of structural damage using ZigBee Motes

Y. Qian, A. Mita, E. H. Clayton, S. J. Dyke

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Abstract

Experimental study on localization and quantification of structural damage using ZigBee Motes was carried out. ZigBee motes and wired accelerometers were simultaneously installed on a 5-story shear frame structure. The two sets of acceleration impulse response time histories acquired from Zigbee Motes and wired accelerometers were collected and compared. This 5-story shear frame structure was introduced damage into by replacing columns by weak columns. The modal frequency changes rate obtained from acceleration impulse response time histories acquired from ZigBee Motes and wired accelerometers were used for forming feature vectors for pattern recognition. The damage localization and quantification based on ZigBee Motes and wired acceleration were carried out respectively, and the results were compared and analyzed. Although ZigBee Motes need to be improved to avoid packets loss, it is already of delightful ability of damage identification. In the fields of structural health monitoring (SHM), ZigBee technology is with good prospect and opens new horizons for research and development.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 3rd European Workshop - Structural Health Monitoring 2006
Pages405-412
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Dec 1
Event3rd European Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring 2006 - Granada, Spain
Duration: 2006 Jul 52006 Jul 7

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 3rd European Workshop - Structural Health Monitoring 2006

Other

Other3rd European Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring 2006
CountrySpain
CityGranada
Period06/7/506/7/7

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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Qian, Y., Mita, A., Clayton, E. H., & Dyke, S. J. (2006). Experimental study on localization and quantification of structural damage using ZigBee Motes. In Proceedings of the 3rd European Workshop - Structural Health Monitoring 2006 (pp. 405-412). (Proceedings of the 3rd European Workshop - Structural Health Monitoring 2006).