Recent advances in the development of a self-powered wireless sensor network for structural health prognosis

Valery F. Godinez-Azcuaga, Daniel J. Inman, Paul H. Ziehl, Victor Giurgiutiu, Antonio Nanni

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Abstract

This paper presents the most recent advances in the development of a self powered wireless sensor network for steel and concrete bridges monitoring and prognosis. This five-year cross-disciplinary project includes development and deployment of a 4-channel acoustic emission wireless node powered by structural vibration and wind energy harvesting modules. In order to accomplish this ambitious goal, the project includes a series of tasks that encompassed a variety of developments such as ultra low power AE systems, energy harvester hardware and especial sensors for passive and active acoustic wave detection. Key studies on acoustic emission produced by corrosion on reinforced concrete and by crack propagation on steel components to develop diagnosis tools and models for bridge prognosis are also a part of the project activities. It is important to mention that the impact of this project extends beyond the area of bridge health monitoring. Several wireless prototype nodes have been already requested for applications on offshore oil platforms, composite ships, combat deployable bridges and wind turbines. This project was awarded to a joint venture formed by Mistras Group Inc, Virginia Tech, University of South Carolina and University of Miami and is sponsored through the NIST-TIP Grant #70NANB9H007.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNondestructive Characterization for Composite Materials, Aerospace Engineering, Civil Infrastructure, and Homeland Security 2011
DOIs
StatePublished - May 24 2011
EventNondestructive Characterization for Composite Materials, Aerospace Engineering, Civil Infrastructure, and Homeland Security 2011 - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Mar 7 2011Mar 10 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume7983
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Other

OtherNondestructive Characterization for Composite Materials, Aerospace Engineering, Civil Infrastructure, and Homeland Security 2011
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period3/7/113/10/11

Keywords

  • acoustic emission
  • bridges
  • corrosion
  • crack propagation
  • diagnosis and prognosis
  • energy harvesting
  • structural health monitoring
  • Wireless network

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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    Godinez-Azcuaga, V. F., Inman, D. J., Ziehl, P. H., Giurgiutiu, V., & Nanni, A. (2011). Recent advances in the development of a self-powered wireless sensor network for structural health prognosis. In Nondestructive Characterization for Composite Materials, Aerospace Engineering, Civil Infrastructure, and Homeland Security 2011 [798325] (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 7983). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.880249