A complete Internet of Things (IoT) platform for Structural Health Monitoring (SHM)

Md Anam Mahmud, Kyle Bates, Trent Wood, Ahmed Abdelgawad, Kumar Yelamarthi

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Abstract

Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) is becoming a crucial research topic to improve the human safety and to reduce maintenance costs. However, most of the existing SHM systems face challenges performing at real-time due to environmental effects and different operational hazards. Furthermore, the remote and constant monitoring amenities are not established yet, properly. To overcome this, Internet of Things (IoT) can be used, which would provide flexibility to monitor structures (building, bridge) from anywhere. In this paper, a complete IoT SHM platform is proposed. The platform consists of a Raspberry Pi, an analog to digital converter (ADC) MCP3008, and a Wi-Fi module for wireless communication. Piezoelectric (PZT) sensors were used to collect the data from the structure. The MCP3008 is used as an interface between the PZT sensors and the Raspberry Pi. The raspberry pi performs the necessary calculations to determine the SHM status using a proposed mathematical model to determine the damage's location and size if any. The All the data is pushed to the Internet filter using ThingWorx platform. The proposed platform is evaluated and tested successfully.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE World Forum on Internet of Things, WF-IoT 2018 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages275-279
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781467399449
DOIs
StatePublished - May 4 2018
Event4th IEEE World Forum on Internet of Things, WF-IoT 2018 - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: Feb 5 2018Feb 8 2018

Publication series

NameIEEE World Forum on Internet of Things, WF-IoT 2018 - Proceedings
Volume2018-January

Conference

Conference4th IEEE World Forum on Internet of Things, WF-IoT 2018
Country/TerritorySingapore
CitySingapore
Period02/5/1802/8/18

Keywords

  • ADC
  • Butterworth Filter
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • PZT
  • Pitch-Catch
  • Pulse-Echo
  • SHM

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