Towards the application of image based monitoring of USACE large civil infrastructure

Quincy G. Alexander, Vedhus Hoskere, Billy F. Spencer, Matthew D. Smith

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Abstract

The extensive infrastructure portfolio maintained by the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is in a state of degrading performance, with some components presently being used well beyond their design life. As part of an effort to maximize the impact of available maintenance funds, and ultimately extend the useful life of the infrastructure, the Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) is developing and deploying novel structural health monitoring (SHM) tools and methodologies. Currently deployed systems are based on data collected from applied, discrete, sensors, such as strain gages. However, with the increase in quality and decreased cost of modern camera systems, and the continued maturation of image based damage detection methodologies, it is clear that there are opportunities to incorporate image-based sensing technology into the USACE SHM strategy. The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of the current state of the art in the use of imaging for inspections of large civil infi-astructure, and to propose a new applications based on the needs of the USACE . The non-contact approach would provide a means to inspect large infrastructure in a safer, more timely, and more cost-effective manner.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationStructural Health Monitoring 2019
Subtitle of host publicationEnabling Intelligent Life-Cycle Health Management for Industry Internet of Things (IIOT) - Proceedings of the 12th International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring
EditorsFu-Kuo Chang, Alfredo Guemes, Fotis Kopsaftopoulos
PublisherDEStech Publications Inc.
Pages390-397
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781605956015
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019
Event12th International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring: Enabling Intelligent Life-Cycle Health Management for Industry Internet of Things (IIOT), IWSHM 2019 - Stanford, United States
Duration: Sep 10 2019Sep 12 2019

Publication series

NameStructural Health Monitoring 2019: Enabling Intelligent Life-Cycle Health Management for Industry Internet of Things (IIOT) - Proceedings of the 12th International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring
Volume1

Conference

Conference12th International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring: Enabling Intelligent Life-Cycle Health Management for Industry Internet of Things (IIOT), IWSHM 2019
CountryUnited States
CityStanford
Period9/10/199/12/19

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Health Information Management

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    Alexander, Q. G., Hoskere, V., Spencer, B. F., & Smith, M. D. (2019). Towards the application of image based monitoring of USACE large civil infrastructure. In F-K. Chang, A. Guemes, & F. Kopsaftopoulos (Eds.), Structural Health Monitoring 2019: Enabling Intelligent Life-Cycle Health Management for Industry Internet of Things (IIOT) - Proceedings of the 12th International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring (pp. 390-397). (Structural Health Monitoring 2019: Enabling Intelligent Life-Cycle Health Management for Industry Internet of Things (IIOT) - Proceedings of the 12th International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring; Vol. 1). DEStech Publications Inc..