Building structural health monitoring using dense and sparse topology wireless sensor network

Mohammad E. Haque, Mohammad F.M. Zain, Mohammad A. Hannan, Mohammad H. Rahman

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Copyright © 2015 Techno-Press, Ltd. Wireless sensor technology hasbeen opened up numerous opportunitiesto advanced healthand maintenance monitoring of civil infrastructure. Compare to the traditional tactics, it offers a better way of providing relevant information regarding the condition of building structure health at a lower price. Numerous domestic buildings, especially longer-span buildings have a low frequency response and challenging to measure using deployed numbers of sensors. The waythe sensor nodes areconnected playsan important role in providing the signals with required strengths. Out of many topologies, the dense and sparse topologies wireless sensor networkwereextensively used in sensor network applications for collecting health information. However, it is still unclear which topology is better for obtaining health information in terms of greatest components, node's size and degree. Theoretical and computational issues arising in the selection of the optimum topology sensor network for estimating coverage area with sensor placement in building structural monitoring are addressed. This work is an attempt to fill this gap in high-rise building structural health monitoring application. The result shows that, the sparse topology sensor network provides better performance compared with the dense topology network and would be a good choice for monitoring high-rise building structural health damage.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)607-621
Number of pages544
JournalSmart Structures and Systems
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jan 2015
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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