The deterioration of civil infrastructure as a result of aging, altered requirements, excessive loading, or inadequate maintenance underpins the urgent need for reliable and cost-effective monitoring systems. This paper presents a framework for monitoring the condition of civil infrastructure. A self-managing software framework on the basis of multiagent technology is designed to remotely access and autonomously process collected information about the monitored structure. The distributed software framework ensures automated anomaly detection, supports collaborative diagnostic tools, and enhances communications among distributively located users participating in the monitoring activities. The multiagent framework has been implemented and validated for the monitoring of a 500-kW wind turbine in Germany. The long-term field instrumentation shows the practicability, efficiency, fault tolerance, and robustness of the system for structural health monitoring applications. This research has demonstrated a practical adoption of a multiagent-based structural health monitoring system for the long-term deployment in the field.
Multiagent-Based Collaborative Framework for a Self-Managing Structural Health Monitoring System
Implementation of a Multiagent-Based Paradigm for Decentralized Real-Time Structural Health Monitoring
Structures Congress 2011April 2012
Cyberinfrastructure Middleware and Analytical Tool Sets for Automated Mining of Massive Structural Health Monitoring Data Sets
Computing in Civil Engineering (2013)August 2013
Postdoctoral Researcher, Stanford Univ., Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Y2E2 Building, 473 Via Ortega, Stanford, CA 94305-4020 (corresponding author). E-mail: [email protected]
Professor, Stanford Univ., Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Y2E2 Building, 473 Via Ortega, Stanford, CA 94305-4020.
Professor em., Ruhr-Univ. Bochum, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Universitaetsstr. 150, D-44801 Bochum, Germany.
Received: August 04, 2010
Accepted: February 01, 2011
Published online: May 20, 2011
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