“Data is now as important to UK Infrastructure as concrete or steel.”
Sir John Armitt CBE
This webinar recording will give insight into how structural health monitoring (SHM) can detect changes in structural performance and deterioration mechanisms that can reduce the service life of structures, particularly in hidden defects. SHM can also be used to prove structural safety if assessed as deficient through structural assessments. This is based on assumptions of material properties and support conditions.
The webinar recording provides information on different types of sensors and how they are used with the relevant data acquisition. The processing of this data can give key parameters of structural behaviour.
SHM can ensure that structures beyond their original design life are safe. It can assure performance and monitor the effect of external factors, such as increasing environmental loading due to climate change. SHM can be used to test and validate new designs, materials, and change in use. It is a valuable tool for assessment of structural integrity post an extreme event such as fire.
Develop knowledge of the latest research, technology and the practical application of SHM
Understand the different types of sensors for monitoring structural behaviour
Discover data acquisition and post processing algorithms to enable structural diagnostics
Learn how to interpret the data from SHM to give key structural information to asset owners, clients and insurers
Validate structural models, including FEA, by the use of SHM
Explore change in use and future ready structures through SHM
This webinar recording is suitable for structural engineers, asset owners and insurers.
Su is a Professor of Structural Engineering and leads the Intelligent and Sustainable Infrastructure Group at Queen’s University Belfast. She is also Vice President of the International Society for Structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructure.
Jonathon currently leads the SHM team with McFarland Consulting Ltd planning and undertaking monitoring and load testing to verify the capacity and extend the service life of structures.