The economic and social prosperity of our society depends much on the proper functioning of structures and civil infrastructure systems. Structural health monitoring has been long recognised as a vital tool to preclude and/or mitigate degradation effects and failures of structural systems. Along this line, the DuraMote platform is presented in this paper (named after Durable and Mote) together with real-life applications, laboratory and field experiments, which promote the effort to expand the existing concept of structural monitoring into remote, real-time, continuous and permanent performance monitoring of spatially extended systems. Successful implementation of this technology can improve the resilience and sustainability of large-scale complex infrastructure systems and lead to future, advanced Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition methodology that could be routinely used in a variety of structures and networks.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Civil and Structural Engineering
- Building and Construction
- Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
- Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
- Ocean Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering