Publications / 2014 Proceedings of the 31st ISARC, Sydney, Australia

Future Intelligent Civil Structures: Challenges and Opportunities

J. C. Li, Y. Li, M. Askari, Q. P. Ha
Pages 72-79 (2014 Proceedings of the 31st ISARC, Sydney, Australia, ISBN 978-0-646-59711-9, ISSN 2413-5844)

An intelligent civil structure offers ultimate protection to its structure, contents and occupants in terms of safety and functionality against undesired dynamic loadings and structural deficiency. In this paper, the concept of the future intelligent civil structure featuring self adaptive, self-prognostic, self-sensing, self-powering and self-repairing abilities, is proposed. A decade research efforts fromCentre for Built Infrastructure Research, University of Technology Sydney, towards the development and concept proof of such intelligent structure is reviewed.

Keywords: Intelligent civil structures, Structural control, Structural health monitoring, Self-adaptive, Self-prognostic, Self-sensing, Self-powering, Self-repairing