Vibration based health monitoring of civil infrastructure using energy harvesting techniques

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dc.contributor.advisor Pakrashi, Vikram en
dc.contributor.advisor Mathewson, Alan en
dc.contributor.author Cahill, Paul
dc.date.accessioned 2016-05-13T10:37:50Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.date.submitted 2016
dc.identifier.citation Cahill, P. A. 2016. Vibration based health monitoring of civil infrastructure using energy harvesting techniques. PhD Thesis, University College Cork. en
dc.identifier.endpage 164 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/2550
dc.description.abstract The use of structural health monitoring of civil structures is ever expanding and by assessing the dynamical condition of structures, informed maintenance management can be conducted at both individual and network levels. With the continued growth of information age technology, the potential arises for smart monitoring systems to be integrated with civil infrastructure to provide efficient information on the condition of a structure. The focus of this thesis is the integration of smart technology with civil infrastructure for the purposes of structural health monitoring. The technology considered in this regard are devices based on energy harvesting materials. While there has been considerable focus on the development and optimisation of such devices using steady state loading conditions, their applications for civil infrastructure are less known. Although research is still in initial stages, studies into the uses associated with such applications are very promising. Through the use of the dynamical response of structures to a variety of loading conditions, the energy harvesting outputs from such devices is established and the potential power output determined. Through a power variance output approach, damage detection of deteriorating structures using the energy harvesting devices is investigated. Further applications of the integration of energy harvesting devices with civil infrastructure investigated by this research includes the use of the power output as a indicator for control. Four approaches are undertaken to determine the potential applications arising from integrating smart technology with civil infrastructure, namely • Theoretical analysis to determine the applications of energy harvesting devices for vibration based health monitoring of civil infrastructure. • Laboratory experimentation to verify the performance of different energy harvesting configurations for civil infrastructure applications. • Scaled model testing as a method to experimentally validate the integration of the energy harvesting devices with civil infrastructure. • Full scale deployment of energy harvesting device with a bridge structure. These four approaches validate the application of energy harvesting technology with civil infrastructure from a theoretical, experimental and practical perspective. en
dc.description.sponsorship John Sisk & Son Ltd, Ireland (John Sisk Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Civil Engineering); Irish Research Council (GOIPG/2013/482); Science Foundation Ireland (SFI 13/TIDA/I2587) en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher University College Cork en
dc.rights © 2016, Paul A. Cahill. en
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/ en
dc.subject Piezoelectric en
dc.subject Structural health monitoring en
dc.subject Energy harvesting en
dc.subject Structural analysis en
dc.subject Finite element analysis en
dc.subject Experimental analysis en
dc.title Vibration based health monitoring of civil infrastructure using energy harvesting techniques en
dc.type Doctoral thesis en
dc.type.qualificationlevel Doctoral en
dc.type.qualificationname PHD (Engineering) en
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dc.check.info Indefinite en
dc.check.date 10000-01-01
dc.description.version Accepted Version
dc.contributor.funder Irish Research Council en
dc.contributor.funder Science Foundation Ireland en
dc.contributor.funder John Sisk & Son Ltd, Ireland en
dc.description.status Not peer reviewed en
dc.internal.school Civil Engineering en
dc.check.reason This thesis is due for publication or the author is actively seeking to publish this material en
dc.check.opt-out Yes en
dc.thesis.opt-out true
dc.check.entireThesis Entire Thesis Restricted
dc.check.embargoformat E-thesis on CORA only en
dc.internal.conferring Summer 2016 en


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