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Full-scale laboratory validation of a wireless MEMS-based technology for damage assessment of concrete structures

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This paper illustrates an experimental campaign conducted under laboratory conditions on a full-scale reinforced concrete three-dimensional frame instrumented with wireless sensors developed within the Memscon project. In particular it describes the assumptions which the experimental campaign was based on, the design of the structure, the laboratory setup and the results of the tests. The aim of the campaign was to validate the performance of Memscon sensing systems, consisting of wireless accelerometers and strain sensors, on a real concrete structure during construction and under an actual earthquake. Another aspect of interest was to assess the effectiveness of the full damage recognition procedure based on the data recorded by the sensors and the reliability of the Decision Support System (DSS) developed in order to provide the stakeholders recommendations for building rehabilitation and the costs of this. With these ends, a Eurocode 8 spectrum-compatible accelerogram with increasing amplitude was applied at the top of an instrumented concrete frame built in the laboratory. MEMSCON sensors were directly compared with wired instruments, based on devices available on the market and taken as references, during both construction and seismic simulation.
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Seismic Analysis, Reinforced Concrete, MEMS, Decision Support System, Laboratory Validation

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Trapani, Davide, Daniele Zonta, Marco Molinari, Angelos Amditis, Matthaios Bimpas, Nicolas Bertsch, Vincent Spiering, et al. 2012. “Full-scale Laboratory Validation of a Wireless MEMS-based Technology for Damage Assessment of Concrete Structures.” In Proceedings of Spie, the International Society for Optical Engineering, ed. Masayoshi Tomizuka, Chung-Bang Yun, and Jerome P Lynch. Vol. 8345. San Diego, CA, USA: SPIE.
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Trapani, Davide, Zonta, D., Molinari, M., Amditis, A., Bimpas, M., Bertsch, N., Spiering, V., et al. (2012). Full-scale laboratory validation of a wireless MEMS-based technology for damage assessment of concrete structures. In M. Tomizuka, C.-B. Yun, & J. P. Lynch (Eds.), PROCEEDINGS OF SPIE, THE INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR OPTICAL ENGINEERING (Vol. 8345). Presented at the Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems 2012, San Diego, CA, USA: SPIE.
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Trapani D, Zonta D, Molinari M, Amditis A, Bimpas M, Bertsch N, et al. Full-scale laboratory validation of a wireless MEMS-based technology for damage assessment of concrete structures. In: Tomizuka M, Yun C-B, Lynch JP, editors. PROCEEDINGS OF SPIE, THE INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR OPTICAL ENGINEERING. San Diego, CA, USA: SPIE; 2012.
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Trapani, Davide, Daniele Zonta, Marco Molinari, et al. “Full-scale Laboratory Validation of a Wireless MEMS-based Technology for Damage Assessment of Concrete Structures.” Proceedings of Spie, the International Society for Optical Engineering. Ed. Masayoshi Tomizuka, Chung-Bang Yun, & Jerome P Lynch. Vol. 8345. San Diego, CA, USA: SPIE, 2012. Print.
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  abstract     = {This paper illustrates an experimental campaign conducted under laboratory conditions on a full-scale reinforced concrete three-dimensional frame instrumented with wireless sensors developed within the Memscon project. In particular it describes the assumptions which the experimental campaign was based on, the design of the structure, the laboratory setup and the results of the tests. The aim of the campaign was to validate the performance of Memscon sensing systems, consisting of wireless accelerometers and strain sensors, on a real concrete structure during construction and under an actual earthquake. Another aspect of interest was to assess the effectiveness of the full damage recognition procedure based on the data recorded by the sensors and the reliability of the Decision Support System (DSS) developed in order to provide the stakeholders recommendations for building rehabilitation and the costs of this. With these ends, a Eurocode 8 spectrum-compatible accelerogram with increasing amplitude was applied at the top of an instrumented concrete frame built in the laboratory. MEMSCON sensors were directly compared with wired instruments, based on devices available on the market and taken as references, during both construction and seismic simulation.},
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  author       = {Trapani, Davide and Zonta, Daniele and Molinari, Marco and Amditis, Angelos and Bimpas, Matthaios and Bertsch, Nicolas and Spiering, Vincent and Santana, Juan and Sterken, Tom and Torfs, Tom and Bairaktaris, Dimitris and Bairaktaris, Manos and Camarinopulos, Stefanos and Frondistou-Yannas, Mata and Ulieru, Dumitru},
  booktitle    = {PROCEEDINGS OF SPIE, THE INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR OPTICAL ENGINEERING},
  editor       = {Tomizuka, Masayoshi and Yun, Chung-Bang and Lynch, Jerome P},
  isbn         = {9780819490025},
  issn         = {0277-786X},
  keyword      = {Seismic Analysis,Reinforced Concrete,MEMS,Decision Support System,Laboratory Validation},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {San Diego, CA, USA},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {18},
  publisher    = {SPIE},
  title        = {Full-scale laboratory validation of a wireless MEMS-based technology for damage assessment of concrete structures},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.917621},
  volume       = {8345},
  year         = {2012},
}

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