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Design criteria for dissipative devices in coupled oscillators under seismic excitation

Gattulli, V., Potenza, F. & Spencer, B. F., Jul 2018, In : Structural Control and Health Monitoring. 25, 7, e2167.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Stochastic systems

Development of a high-sensitivitywireless accelerometer for structural health monitoring

Zhu, L., Fu, Y., Chow, R., Spencer, B. F., Park, J. W. & Mechitov, K., Jan 17 2018, In : Sensors (Switzerland). 18, 1, 262.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

structural health monitoring
Structural health monitoring
accelerometers
Accelerometers
Smart sensors

Estimating azimuth of subsurface linear targets by polarimetric GPR

Liu, H., Huang, X., Xing, B., Cui, J., Spencer, B. F. & Liu, Q. H., Oct 31 2018, 2018 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2018 - Proceedings. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., p. 6784-6787 4 p. 8517637. (International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS); vol. 2018-July).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

ground penetrating radar
azimuth
Radar
Ground penetrating radar systems
Radar reflection

Fatigue life prediction for parallel-wire stay cables considering corrosion effects

Lan, C., Xu, Y., Liu, C., Li, H. & Spencer, B. F., Sep 2018, In : International Journal of Fatigue. 114, p. 81-91 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Fatigue Life Prediction
Corrosion
Cable
Fatigue Life
Cables

Free vibration-based system identification using temporal cross-correlations

Narazaki, Y., Hoskere, V. & Spencer, B. F., Jan 1 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Structural Control and Health Monitoring.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Vibrations (mechanical)
Identification (control systems)
Vibration measurement
Power spectrum
Random processes

Monitoring of chloride-induced corrosion in steel rebars

Lan, C., Tuerhan, M., Liu, C., Li, H. & Spencer, B. F., Nov 17 2018, In : Corrosion Engineering Science and Technology. 53, 8, p. 601-610 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Steel
Chlorides
Corrosion
Monitoring
Stress concentration

Multi-level damage identification of a bridge structure: a combined numerical and experimental investigation

Xu, Y. L., Zhang, C. D., Zhan, S. & Spencer, B. F., Feb 1 2018, In : Engineering Structures. 156, p. 53-67 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Suspension bridges
Testbeds
Sensors
Inverse problems
Kalman filters

Probabilistic model for length effect on fatigue life of longitudinal elements

Lan, C., Bai, N., Yang, H., Liu, C., Li, H. & Spencer, B. F., Sep 2018, In : Fatigue and Fracture of Engineering Materials and Structures. 41, 9, p. 1948-1962 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Fatigue of materials
Wire
High strength steel
Statistical Models
Random variables

Reference-free structural dynamic displacement estimation method

Gomez, F., Park, J. W. & Spencer, B. F., Aug 2018, In : Structural Control and Health Monitoring. 25, 8, e2209.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Structural dynamics
Railroad bridges
FIR filters
Timber
Simulators

Shake Table Tests of Tall-Pier Bridges to Evaluate Seismic Performance

Chen, X., Guan, Z., Li, J. & Spencer, B. F., Sep 1 2018, In : Journal of Bridge Engineering. 23, 9, 04018058.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Bridge piers
Piers
Plastics
Seismic design
Ductility

Simultaneous estimation of rebar diameter and cover thickness by a GPR-EMI dual sensor

Zhou, F., Chen, Z., Liu, H., Cui, J., Spencer, B. F. & Fang, G., Sep 6 2018, In : Sensors (Switzerland). 18, 9, 2969.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Radar
ground penetrating radar
Electromagnetic induction
Electromagnetic Phenomena
induction

Stochastic optimisation of buckling restrained braced frames under seismic loading

Xu, J., Fermandois, G. A., Spencer, B. F. & Lu, X., Oct 3 2018, In : Structure and Infrastructure Engineering. 14, 10, p. 1386-1401 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

buckling
Buckling
structural response
white noise
ductility

Structural Displacement Measurement Using an Unmanned Aerial System

Yoon, H., Shin, J. & Spencer, B. F., Mar 2018, In : Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering. 33, 3, p. 183-192 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Displacement measurement
Cameras
Antennas
Structural health monitoring
Bridge clearances

Substructure hybrid simulation boundary technique based on beam/column inflection points

Chen, Z., Yan, X., Wang, H., Zhu, X. & Spencer, B. F., Jul 28 2018, In : Sustainability (Switzerland). 10, 8, 2655.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Bending moments
simulation
Force control
Model structures
Stiffness

Sudden event monitoring of civil infrastructure using demand-based wireless smart sensors

Fu, Y., Hoang, T., Mechitov, K., Kim, J. R., Zhang, D. & Spencer, B. F., Dec 1 2018, In : Sensors (Switzerland). 18, 12, 4480.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Smart sensors
Monitoring
sensors
Earthquakes
Budgets

Visual–inertial displacement sensing using data fusion of vision-based displacement with acceleration

Park, J. W., Moon, D. S., Yoon, H., Gomez, F., Spencer, B. F. & Kim, J. R., Mar 2018, In : Structural Control and Health Monitoring. 25, 3, e2122.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Displacement measurement
Data fusion
Acceleration measurement
Computer vision
Numerical analysis

Weibull modeling of the fatigue life for steel rebar considering corrosion effects

Lan, C., Bai, N., Yang, H., Liu, C., Li, H. & Spencer, B. F., Jun 2018, In : International Journal of Fatigue. 111, p. 134-143 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Steel
Fatigue Life
Weibull
Corrosion
Fatigue of materials
2017

Autonomous evaluation of ambient vibration of underground spaces induced by adjacent subway trains using high-sensitivity Wireless Smart sensors

Sun, K., Zhang, W., Ding, H., Kim, R. E. & Spencer, B. F., Jan 2017, In : Smart Structures and Systems. 19, 1, p. 1-10 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Smart sensors
Subways
Subway stations
Structural health monitoring
Testing

Axial Strain Accelerations Approach for Damage Localization in Statically Determinate Truss Structures

Blachowski, B., An, Y., Spencer, B. F. & Ou, J., Apr 1 2017, In : Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering. 32, 4, p. 304-318 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Trusses
Global optimization
Signal processing

Consequence-based management of railroad bridge networks

Moreu, F., Spencer, B. F., Foutch, D. A. & Scola, S., Feb 1 2017, In : Structure and Infrastructure Engineering. 13, 2, p. 273-286 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Railroad bridges
repair and maintenance
replacement
Repair
Railroads

Cross-Correlation-based structural system identification using unmanned aerial vehicles

Yoon, H., Hoskere, V., Park, J. W. & Spencer, B. F., Sep 11 2017, In : Sensors (Switzerland). 17, 9, 2075.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

pilotless aircraft
system identification
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV)
cross correlation
Identification (control systems)

Inertial mass damper for mitigating cable vibration

Lu, L., Duan, Y. F., Spencer, B. F., Lu, X. & Zhou, Y., Oct 2017, In : Structural Control and Health Monitoring. 24, 10, e1986.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cables
Damping
Vibrations (mechanical)
Energy dissipation
Stiffness

Modal parametric identification of distribution type structures based on random decrement technique

Lu, J., Sim, S. H. & Spencer, B. F., Sep 15 2017, In : Zhendong yu Chongji/Journal of Vibration and Shock. 36, 17, p. 48-54 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Smart sensors
Sensor networks
sensors
assurance
Processing

Model-based framework for multi-axial real-time hybrid simulation testing

Fermandois, G. A. & Spencer, B. F., Oct 1 2017, In : Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Vibration. 16, 4, p. 671-691 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Actuators
Controllers
Testing
simulation
Earthquakes

New stochastic approach of vehicle energy dissipation on nondeformable rough pavements

Kim, R. E., Kang, S., Spencer, B. F., Al-Qadi, I. L. & Ozer, H., Apr 1 2017, In : Journal of Engineering Mechanics. 143, 4, 04016118.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pavements
Energy dissipation
Surface roughness
Vehicle suspensions
White noise

Next Generation Wireless Smart Sensors Toward Sustainable Civil Infrastructure

Spencer, B. F., Park, J. W., Mechitov, K. A., Jo, H. & Agha, G. A., Jan 1 2017, In : Procedia Engineering. 171, p. 5-13 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalConference article

Smart sensors
Structural health monitoring
Zigbee
Monitoring
Damage detection

Optimization of Structures Subject to Stochastic Dynamic Loading

Xu, J., Spencer, B. F., Lu, X., Chen, X. & Lu, L., Aug 2017, In : Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering. 32, 8, p. 657-673 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Structural optimization

Performance-based optimization of nonlinear structures subject to stochastic dynamic loading

Xu, J., Spencer, B. F. & Lu, X., Mar 1 2017, In : Engineering Structures. 134, p. 334-345 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Earthquakes
Structural optimization
White noise
Linearization
Nonlinear equations

Railroad bridge monitoring using wireless smart sensors

Moreu, F., Kim, R. E. & Spencer, B. F., Feb 1 2017, In : Structural Control and Health Monitoring. 24, 2, e1863.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Railroad bridges
Smart sensors
Monitoring
Railroads
Inspection

Railroad infrastructure management enabled by structural health monitoring

Moreu, F. & Spencer, B. F., Jan 1 2017, Life-Cycle of Engineering Systems: Emphasis on Sustainable Civil Infrastructure - 5th International Symposium on Life-Cycle Engineering, IALCCE 2016. Bakker, J., Frangopol, D. M. & van Breugel, K. (eds.). CRC Press/Balkema, p. 114-124 11 p. (Life-Cycle of Engineering Systems: Emphasis on Sustainable Civil Infrastructure - 5th International Symposium on Life-Cycle Engineering, IALCCE 2016).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Structural health monitoring
Railroads
Repair
Railroad bridges
Rails

Rapid damage assessment in tall buildings after seismic events

Tsuchimoto, K. & Spencer, B. F., Jan 1 2017, Structural Health Monitoring 2017: Real-Time Material State Awareness and Data-Driven Safety Assurance - Proceedings of the 11th International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring, IWSHM 2017. Chang, F-K. & Kopsaftopoulos, F. (eds.). DEStech Publications, p. 1123-1130 8 p. (Structural Health Monitoring 2017: Real-Time Material State Awareness and Data-Driven Safety Assurance - Proceedings of the 11th International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring, IWSHM 2017; vol. 1).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Tall buildings
Health Care Costs
Maintenance
Safety
Structural health monitoring

Response attenuation in a large-scale structure subjected to blast excitation utilizing a system of essentially nonlinear vibration absorbers

Wierschem, N. E., Hubbard, S. A., Luo, J., Fahnestock, L. A., Spencer, B. F., McFarland, D. M., Quinn, D. D., Vakakis, A. F. & Bergman, L. A., Feb 17 2017, In : Journal of Sound and Vibration. 389, p. 52-72 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

blasts
absorbers
Blast resistance
attenuation
vibration

Sensor fusion for structural tilt estimation using an acceleration-based tilt sensor and a gyroscope

Liu, C., Park, J. W., Spencer, B. F., Moon, D. S. & Fan, J., Sep 1 2017, In : Smart Materials and Structures. 26, 10, 105005.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

multisensor fusion
Gyroscopes
gyroscopes
Fusion reactions
sensors

Stochastic analysis of energy dissipation of a half-car model on nondeformable rough pavement

Kim, R. E., Kang, S., Spencer, B. F., Ozer, H. & Al-Qadi, I. L., Jan 1 2017, In : Journal of Transportation Engineering Part B: Pavements. 143, 4, 04017016.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pavements
Energy dissipation
Railroad cars
energy
energy consumption

Towards an automated damage detection system for miter gates on navigation locks: Detecting boundary condition degradation

Eick, B. A., Spencer, B. F., Smith, M. D., Alexander, Q. G. & Foltz, S. D., Jan 1 2017, Structural Health Monitoring 2017: Real-Time Material State Awareness and Data-Driven Safety Assurance - Proceedings of the 11th International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring, IWSHM 2017. Chang, F-K. & Kopsaftopoulos, F. (eds.). DEStech Publications, p. 307-314 8 p. (Structural Health Monitoring 2017: Real-Time Material State Awareness and Data-Driven Safety Assurance - Proceedings of the 11th International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring, IWSHM 2017; vol. 1).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Damage detection
Navigation
Structural health monitoring
Boundary conditions
Degradation
2016

Autonomous evaluation of human annoyance rate induced by subway trains using high-sensitivity wireless smart sensors

Zhang, W., Sun, K., Ding, H., Kim, R. E. & Spencer, B. F., Jan 1 2016, Transforming the Future of Infrastructure through Smarter Information - Proceedings of the International Conference on Smart Infrastructure and Construction, ICSIC 2016. Parlikad, A. K., Schooling, J. M., Soga, K., Mair, R. J. & Jin, Y. (eds.). ICE Publishing, p. 221-226 6 p. (Transforming the Future of Infrastructure through Smarter Information - Proceedings of the International Conference on Smart Infrastructure and Construction, ICSIC 2016).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Smart sensors
Subways
Subway stations
Structural health monitoring
Testing

Concrete Crack Assessment Using Digital Image Processing and 3D Scene Reconstruction

Liu, Y. F., Cho, S., Spencer, B. F. & Fan, J. S., Jan 1 2016, In : Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering. 30, 1, 04014124.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Image processing
Concretes
Cracks
Concrete construction
Crack detection

Consequence-based management of North American railroad bridge networks enabled by wireless smart Sensors

Moreit, F., Spencer, B. F., Foutch, D. A. & Scola, S., Jan 1 2016, Transforming the Future of Infrastructure through Smarter Information - Proceedings of the International Conference on Smart Infrastructure and Construction, ICSIC 2016. Parlikad, A. K., Schooling, J. M., Soga, K., Mair, R. J. & Jin, Y. (eds.). ICE Publishing, p. 687-692 6 p. (Transforming the Future of Infrastructure through Smarter Information - Proceedings of the International Conference on Smart Infrastructure and Construction, ICSIC 2016).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Railroad bridges
Smart sensors
Repair
Railroads
Costs
Damage detection
Strain energy
Residual stresses
Elastic moduli

Decentralized active control of multistory civil structure with wireless smart sensor nodes

Linderman, L. E. & Spencer, B. F., Oct 1 2016, In : Journal of Engineering Mechanics. 142, 10, 04016078.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Smart sensors
Sensor nodes
Decentralized control
Control systems
Sampling

Development of RTOS-based wireless SHM system: Benefits in applications

Fu, Y. G., Mechitov, K. A., Hoskere, V. & Spencer, B. F., Jan 1 2016, Transforming the Future of Infrastructure through Smarter Information - Proceedings of the International Conference on Smart Infrastructure and Construction, ICSIC 2016. Parlikad, A. K., Schooling, J. M., Soga, K., Mair, R. J. & Jin, Y. (eds.). ICE Publishing, p. 149-154 6 p. (Transforming the Future of Infrastructure through Smarter Information - Proceedings of the International Conference on Smart Infrastructure and Construction, ICSIC 2016).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Structural health monitoring
Smart sensors
Civil engineering
Sensor nodes
Computer programming languages

Dynamic behavior of stay cables with passive negative stiffness dampers

Shi, X., Zhu, S., Li, J. Y. & Spencer, B. F., Jan 1 2016, In : Smart Materials and Structures. 25, 7, 075044.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

dampers
guy wires
cables
stiffness
Cables

Efficient time synchronization for structural health monitoring using wireless smart sensor networks

Li, J., Mechitov, K. A., Kim, R. E. & Spencer, B. F., Mar 1 2016, In : Structural Control and Health Monitoring. 23, 3, p. 470-486 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Smart sensors
Structural health monitoring
Sensor networks
Clocks
Synchronization

Embedding human annoyance rate models in wireless smart sensors for assessing the influence of subway train-induced ambient vibration

Sun, K., Zhang, W., Ding, H., Kim, R. E. & Spencer, B. F., Sep 20 2016, In : Smart Materials and Structures. 25, 10, 105023.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Smart sensors
Subways
embedding
vibration
sensors
Smartphones
Wireless local area networks (WLAN)
Probability distributions
Global positioning system
Decision making

Hybrid analytical-experimental simulation in earthquake response assessment

Elnashai, A. S., Kwon, O., Gencturk, B., Mahmoud, H., Spencer, B., Elanwar, H. & Kim, S., Jan 1 2016, Insights and Innovations in Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation, SEMC 2016. Zingoni, A. (ed.). CRC Press/Balkema, p. 16-22 7 p. (Insights and Innovations in Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation, SEMC 2016).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Earthquakes
Testing
Computer program listings
Analytical models

Hybrid Model for Railroad Bridge Dynamics

Kim, R. E., Moreu, F. & Spencer, B. F., Oct 1 2016, In : Journal of Structural Engineering (United States). 142, 10, 04016066.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Railroad bridges
Railroads
Dynamic response

Improving Situational Awareness of the As-Is Building Conditions through Multi-Modal Sensing and Analytics Using Thermal Camera-Equipped Smartphones

Ham, Y., Yoon, H. & Spencer, B. F., Jan 1 2016, Construction Research Congress 2016: Old and New Construction Technologies Converge in Historic San Juan - Proceedings of the 2016 Construction Research Congress, CRC 2016. Perdomo-Rivera, J. L., Lopez del Puerto, C., Gonzalez-Quevedo, A., Maldonado-Fortunet, F. & Molina-Bas, O. I. (eds.). American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), p. 898-908 11 p. (Construction Research Congress 2016: Old and New Construction Technologies Converge in Historic San Juan - Proceedings of the 2016 Construction Research Congress, CRC 2016).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Smartphones
Cameras
Wireless local area networks (WLAN)
Energy efficiency
Global positioning system

Numerical and experimental study of the performance of a single-sided vibro-impact track nonlinear energy sink

Wang, J., Wierschem, N., Spencer, B. F. & Lu, X., Apr 10 2016, In : Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics. 45, 4, p. 635-652 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Excitation energy
Electron energy levels
Frequency response
Analytical models
Energy dissipation

Optimization methodology for cross-section size in momentresisting frame design

Xu, J., Lu, X. & Spencer, B. F., Jan 1 2016, Structures and Architecture - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Structures and Architecture, ICSA 2016. Cruz, P. J. S. (ed.). CRC Press/Balkema, p. 1037-1044 8 p. (Structures and Architecture - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Structures and Architecture, ICSA 2016).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Steel construction