Low cost vision-based systems using smartphones for measuring deformations in structures for condition assessment

Kromanis, R. ORCID: 0000-0003-3477-1666 and Al-Habaibeh, A. ORCID: 0000-0002-9867-6011, 2017. Low cost vision-based systems using smartphones for measuring deformations in structures for condition assessment. In: The 8th International Conference on Structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructure (SHMII-8), Brisbane, Australia, 5-8 December 2017. (Forthcoming)

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Asset management is an important area in civil engineering. Monitoring deformations and movements of structures is an essential tool for the asset management and condition monitoring. Currently, a range of technologies such as contact (e.g. strain gauges and displacement sensors) and non-contact sensors (e.g. lasers, radars and cameras) is available for monitoring structural response. However, there is a need for low cost systems, which could be used for real life situations and laboratory environments (for teaching and research). This paper presents a novel approach of using smart phones to monitor movements in structures. The low-cost and easy to use hardware (i.e. smartphone) is readily available for the majority of people. The idea is that a smart phone camera is used to monitor specific markers (points of interest) on a structure. Movements of the markers can be obtained and calibrated for accurate movements of the structure. This paper presents results obtained from both lab structures and a full-scale bridge. Results show that the technology is a simple, low-cost and provides indicative and at the same time accurate information about structural response.

Item Type: Conference contribution
Creators: Kromanis, R. and Al-Habaibeh, A.
Date: December 2017
Divisions: Schools > School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment
Depositing User: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 27 Sep 2017 10:40
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2017 10:40
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/31717

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