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A new damage feature index is presented for the structural health monitoring based on Hilbert-Huang transform (HHT). The energy marginal spectrum of the dynamic signal is used to construct damage characteristic parameter, which can reflect the signal energy variation and benefit [...]

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This work provides an unsupervised learning approach based on a single-valued performance indicator to monitor the global behavior of critical components in a viaduct, such as bearings. We propose an outlier detection method for longitudinal displacements to assess the behavior of [...]

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The structural integrity of pipelines undergone seismic waves is crucial for industrial installation and for the distributed transportation networks of gaseous and liquid fluids. However, it is nowadays proved that the definition of seismic vulnerability based on purely, structural-derived [...]

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Recent earthquakes show that pipeline damage is severe in the areas where permanent ground deformations (e.g., liquefaction zones) occur. Ground movement hazard to pipeline systems can be assessed by using ground displacement measurements around the location of pipelines. There are [...]

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Major accidents may cause both direct damages to the exposed population and damage to the environment, indirectly affecting the population by the contamination of land, surface water and groundwater. A wide attention was paid to date to the assessment of the direct risk for the population [...]

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Fiber-reinforced laminated composite materials are widely used in aircraft, modern vehicles and light-weight structures. With their high elastic modulus, high strength, and capability of being tailored for a several applications, these materials offer definite advantages compared [...]

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It is beneficial to understand damage conditions of RC structural members by non-destructive methods. In this study, K-means clustering method was applied to the AE wave data in order to develop a damage detection method. From the result of this study, the damaged area had the relatively [...]