Real-time structural health monitoring system using internet of things and cloud computing

H. Chang, T. Lin

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    Abstract

    Real-time monitoring on various structural behaviors, particularly displacement and acceleration, serves important and valuable information for people; for example, they can be used for active control or damage warning. With recent advancement of Internet of Things (IoT) and client-side web technologies, wireless integrated sensor devices nowadays can process real-time raw sensor signal data into target measurements, such as displacement, and then send the results through a standard protocol to the servers on the Internet (i.e., the cloud). The monitoring results are further processed for visualization purpose in the servers and the computed results are pushed to connected clients like browsers or mobile applications in real-time. We build a real-time cloud-based system that can receive heterogeneous IoT data, allow users to create a three dimensional (3D) model online according to the real world structure, and the monitoring results can be visualized in that model. In this paper, we illustrate the software architecture of the proposed system and focus on the technologies that are used, like client-side scripting, NoSql database, and socket communication. We also present the challenges of displaying the overall movement and shape transformation of the 3D structural model. Thus, each internal connected element's rotations and translations are obtained by converting the monitoring results of each sensor device measured in global coordinate system. To overcome this, we create the inverted movement calculation method. A simple 3D two-level structural model and simulated sensor displacements are use to demonstrate system function and validate the inverted movement calculation method.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication11th National Conference on Earthquake Engineering 2018, NCEE 2018
    Subtitle of host publicationIntegrating Science, Engineering, and Policy
    PublisherEarthquake Engineering Research Institute
    Pages2361-2370
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Electronic)9781510873254
    StatePublished - 1 Jan 2018
    Event11th National Conference on Earthquake Engineering 2018: Integrating Science, Engineering, and Policy, NCEE 2018 - Los Angeles, United States
    Duration: 25 Jun 201829 Jun 2018

    Publication series

    Name11th National Conference on Earthquake Engineering 2018, NCEE 2018: Integrating Science, Engineering, and Policy
    Volume4

    Conference

    Conference11th National Conference on Earthquake Engineering 2018: Integrating Science, Engineering, and Policy, NCEE 2018
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CityLos Angeles
    Period25/06/1829/06/18

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