Ultrasonic health monitoring in structural engineering: Buildings and bridges

Nadom Khalifa Mutlib, Shahrizan Baharom, Ahmed El-Shafie, Mohd. Zaki Nuawi

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Abstract

Summary Ultrasonic monitoring is one of the most important tools in the field of structural health monitoring (SHM). The main goal of this paper is to provide a comprehensive review of the recent advances and achievements in ultrasonic wave SHM of buildings and bridges built with concrete and steel materials and the types of sensors used in these structures. In this paper, the parameters affecting the monitoring process, including the type of damage, the type of ultrasonic wave, and the type of sensor, are reviewed. The sensor devices used to transmit and receive ultrasonic waves, like lead zirconate titanate, electromagnetic acoustic transducer, and others and their applications in building and bridges, are discussed. The limitations of each type of theses sensors are highlighted. Finally, conclusions are drawn and recommendations for an improved sensor overcoming the shortcomings of the current sensors are given.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)409-422
Number of pages14
JournalStructural Control and Health Monitoring
Volume23
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2016

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Structural design
Ultrasonics
Health
Monitoring
Ultrasonic waves
Sensors
Structural health monitoring
Acoustic transducers
Process monitoring
Concretes
Steel

Keywords

  • buildings and bridges structures
  • EMAT
  • PZT sensors
  • SHM
  • ultrasonic waves

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanics of Materials

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Ultrasonic health monitoring in structural engineering : Buildings and bridges. / Mutlib, Nadom Khalifa; Baharom, Shahrizan; El-Shafie, Ahmed; Nuawi, Mohd. Zaki.

In: Structural Control and Health Monitoring, Vol. 23, No. 3, 01.03.2016, p. 409-422.

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