Quantifying the value of seismic structural health monitoring of buildings

Piotr Omenzetter, Maria Pina Limongelli, Ufuk Yazgan

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Abstract

The decision to adopt a monitoring system for a structure should be based on sound appraisal of the expected economic benefits of such decisions. These benefits can be quantified in terms of the reduction of the risks posed by the failure of the structure versus the cost of monitoring. This paper discusses a framework for rationalising the adoption of monitoring for buildings subjected to seismic risks. The approach adopted is that of the preposterior decision analysis. Methods for automatic damage detection and joint utilisation of monitoring and visual inspection data are considered from a point of view of how they can be used in the pre-posterior analysis. Two short numerical examples are included to illustrate the proposed conceptual developments.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication8th European Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring, EWSHM 2016
PublisherNDT.net
Pages510-519
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781510827936
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event8th European Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring, EWSHM 2016 - Bilbao, Spain
Duration: 5 Jul 20168 Jul 2016

Publication series

Name8th European Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring, EWSHM 2016
Volume1

Conference

Conference8th European Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring, EWSHM 2016
Country/TerritorySpain
CityBilbao
Period5/07/168/07/16

Funding

Piotr Omenzetter's work within the Lloyd's Register Foundation Centre for Safety and Reliability Engineering at the University of Aberdeen is supported by Lloyd's Register Foundation. The Foundation helps to protect life and property by supporting engineeringrelated education, public engagement and the application of research. The COST Action TU1402 on Quantifying the Value of Structural Health Monitoring is gratefully acknowledged for networking support.

FundersFunder number
Lloyd's Register Foundation
University of Aberdeen
European Cooperation in Science and TechnologyTU1402

    Keywords

    • Pre-posterior analysis
    • Seismic monitoring
    • Value of health monitoring

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