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    Shih-Chi Liu
    Southeast University
    China
Editors-in-Chief
    Chung-Bang Yun
    Sch. of Urban & Environmental Engineering
    Ulsan Nat'l Inst. of Sci. & Tech.(UNIST)
    B. F. Spencer, Jr.
    Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Fabio Casciati
    Dept. of Structural Mechanics
    University of Pavia

ISSN: 1738-1584(Print), ISSN: 1738-1991(Online),
 Impact factor:1.430(2012)
Vol. 13/14 (12 issues) for 2014
Aims and Scopes
  An International Journal of Mechatronics, Sensors, Monitoring, Control, Diagnosis, and Management airns at providing a major publication channel for researchers in the general area of smart structures and systems. Typical subjects considered by the journal include:

Sensors/Actuators(Materials/devices/ informatics/networking)
Structural Health Monitoring and Control
Diagnosis/Prognosis
Life Cycle Engineering(planning/design/ maintenance/renewal)
and related areas
Editorial Board
Dr. Amr Baz
Maryland University
College Park, MD 20742, USA

Dr. Sami El Borgi
University of Carthage
La Marsa, 2078, Tunisia

Prof. C.C. Chang
Hong Kong Univ. of Sci. & Tech.
Kowloons, Hong Kong, China

Prof. Yozo Fujino
Tokyo University
Tokyo, 113-8656, Japan

Prof. Jenn-Shin Hwang
Nat'l Taiwan Univ. of Sci. & Tech.
Taipei, 106,Taiwan, R.O.C

Prof. Rakesh K. Kapania
Virginia Polytechnic Institute
Blacksburg, VA 24061, USA

Prof. Xilin Lu
Tongji University
Shanghai, 200092, China

Prof. Roger Ohayon
Conservatoire Nat'l des Arts et Metiers(CNAM)
Paris, F-75003, France

Prof. Yongrae Roh
Kyungpook Nat'l University
Taegu, 702-701, Korea

Prof. Andrei Shkel
University of California
Irvine, CA 92697-3975, USA

Dr. Costas Syrmakezis
Nat'l Tech. Univ. of Athens
Athens, GR - 15773, Greece

Prof. Pennung Warnitchai
Asian Institute of Technology
Pathumthani, 12120, Thailand

Prof. Ayech Benjeddou
SUPMECA
Paris, France

Dr. Sara Casciati
University of Catania
96100 Siracusa, Italy

Prof. Lucia Faravelli
University of Pavia
27100 Pavia, Italy

Prof. Cynthia Furse
University of Utah
SLC, UT 84112-9206, USA

Prof. Hans Irschik
Johannes Kepler Uinv. of Linz
4040 Linz, Austria

Prof. C.G. Koh
Nat'l University of Singapore
Singapore,117576, Singapore
Dr. Georges Magonette
Joint Research Center
I-21020, Ispra, Italy

Prof. Jinping Ou
Harbin Inst. of Technology
Harbin, 150001, China

Prof. Bijan Samali
University of Technology Sydney
Sydney, NSW 2007, Australia

Dr. Neil Sims
University of Sheffield
Sheffield, S1 3JD, U.K

Prof. M. Tomizuka
Univ. of California at Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-1740, USA

Prof. Zhishen Wu
Ibaraki University
Hitachi, 316-8511, Japan

Prof. Jennifer T. Bernhard
Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, IL 61801, USA

Prof. Helen Chan
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Kowloon, Hong Kong, China

Prof. Silvia Ferrari
Duke University
Durham, NC 27708, USA

Prof. Ulrich Gabbert
Magdeburg University
39106 Magdeburg, Germany

Prof. Antoni Isalgue
Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya
08034 Barcelona, Spain

Prof. Seung Jo Kim
Seoul Nat'l University
Seoul, 151-742, Korea

Prof. Akira Mita
Keio University
Yokohama, 223-8522, Japan

Prof. Tso-Chien Pan
Nanyang Technological University
Singapore, 639798, Singapore

Dr. Rahmat A. Shoureshi
University of Denver
Denver, CO 80208, USA

Prof. Hoon Sohn
KAIST
Daejeon, 305-701, Korea

Dr. Alexander Volkov
Saint-Petersburg State University
St-Petersburg, 198504, Russia

Prof. Lily L. Zhou
Nanjing Univ. of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Nanjing, 210016, China
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Sample Issue
Volume 9, Number 1, January 2012
  • Influence line- model correction approach for the assessment of engineering structures using novel monitoring techniques
    Alfred Strauss, Roman Wendner, Dan M. Frangopol and Konrad Bergmeister
    Abstract; Full Text (3913K)

Abstract
In bridge engineering, maintenance strategies and thus budgetary demands are highly influenced by construction type and quality of design. Nowadays bridge owners and planners tend to include life-cycle cost analyses in their decision processes regarding the overall design trying to optimize structural reliability and durability within financial constraints. Smart permanent and short term monitoring can reduce the associated risk of new design concepts by observing the performance of structural components during prescribed time periods. The objectives of this paper are the discussion and analysis of influence line or influence field approaches in terms of (a) an efficient incorporation of monitoring information in the structural performance assessment, (b) an efficient characterization of performance indicators for the assessment of structures, (c) the ability of optimizing the positions of sensors of a monitoring system, and (d) the ability of checking the robustness of the monitoring systems applied to a structure. The proposed influence line- model correction approach has been applied to an integrative monitoring system that has been installed for the performance assessment of an existing three-span jointless bridge.

Key Words
influence lines model correction approach; model updatimg; fiber optical monitoring systems; LVDT monitoring systems; proof loading.

Address
Alfred Strauss,Roman Wendner and Konrad Bergmeister : Department of Civil Engineering and Natural Hazards, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, A-1190, Austria Dan M. Frangopol : Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, ATLSS Engineering Research Center, Lehigh Univ., 117 ATLSS Dr., Bethlehem, PA 18015-4729, USA

  • Damage localization in plate-like structure using built-in PZT sensor network
    Xinglong Liu, Chengxu Zhou and Zhongwei Jiang
    Abstract; Full Text (2559K)

Abstract
In this study, a Lamb-wave based damage detection approach is proposed for damage localization in plate. A sensor network consisting of three PZT wafer type actuators/sensors is used to generate and detect Lamb waves. To minimize the complication resulted from the multimode and dispersive characteristics of Lamb waves, the fundamental symmetric Lamb mode, S0 is selectively generated through designing the excitation frequency of the narrowband input signal. A damage localization algorithm based upon the configuration of the PZT sensor network is developed. Time-frequency analysis method is applied to purify the raw signal and extract damage features. Experimental result obtained from aluminum plate verified the proposed damage localization approach.

Key Words
damage localizations; structural health monitoring; Lamb waves; piezoelectric sensors; timefrequency analysis.

Address
Xinglong Liu : National Engineering Laboratory for System Integration of High Speed Train (South), CSR Qingdao Sifang, Co., Ltd, Qingdao, China Chengxu Zhou and Zhongwei Jiang : Department of Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Faculty, Yamaguchi University, Ube, Japan

  • Vibration mitigation of stay cable using optimally tuned MR damper
    Hongwei Huang, Limin Sun and Xiaolu Jiang
    Abstract; Full Text (5105K)

Abstract
Mechanical dampers have been proved to be one of the most effective countermeasures for vibration mitigation of stay cables in various cable-stayed bridges over the world. However, for long stay cables, as the installation height of the damper is restricted due to the aesthetic concern, using passive dampers alone may not satisfy the control requirement of the stay cables. In this connection, semi-active MR dampers have been proposed for the vibration mitigation of long stay cables. Although various studies have been carried out on the implementation of MR dampers on stay cables, the optimal damping performance of the cable-MR damper system has yet to be evaluated. Therefore, this paper aims to investigate the effectiveness of MR damper as a semi-active control device for the vibration mitigation of stay cable. The mathematical model of the MR damper will first be established through a performance test. Then, an efficient semi-active control strategy will be derived, where the damping of MR damper will be tuned according to the dynamic characteristics of stay cable, in order to achieve optimal damping of cable-damper system. Simulation study will be carried out to verify the proposed semi-active control algorithm for suppressing the cable vibrations induced by different loading patterns using optimally tuned MR damper. Finally, the effectiveness of MR damper in mitigating multi modes of cable vibration will be examined theoretically

Key Words
long stay cable; vibration mitigation; MR damper; semi-active control; performance evaluation.

Address
Hongwei Huang : State Key Laboratory for Disaster Reduction in Civil Engineering, Tongji University, Shanghai, China Limin Sun : Department of Bridge Engineering, Tongji University, Shanghai, China Xiaolu Jiang : Shanghai Urban Construction Design & Research Institute, Shanghai, China

  • Damage detection from the variation of parameter matrices estimated by incomplete FRF data
    Salam Rahmatalla, Hee-Chang Eun and Eun-Taik Lee
    Abstract; Full Text (2104K)

Abstract
It is not easy to experimentally obtain the FRF (Frequency Response Function) matrix corresponding to a full set of DOFs (degrees of freedom) for a dynamic system. Utilizing FRF data measured at specific positions, with DOFs less than that of the system, as constraints to describe a damaged system, this study identifies parameter matrices such as mass, stiffness and damping matrices of the system, and provides a damage identification method from their variations. The proposed parameter identification method is compared to Lee and Kim

Key Words
frequency response function; dynamic stiffness matrix; receptance; damping matrix; minimization.

Address
Salam Rahmatalla : Faculty of Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Iowa, Iowa City, USA Hee-Chang Eun : Faculty of Department of Architectural Engineering, Kangwon National University, Chuncheon, Korea Eun-Taik Lee : Faculty of Department of Architectural Engineering, Chung-Ang University, Seoul, Korea

  • Experimental study on the vibration mitigation of offshore tension leg platform system with UWTLCD
    Hsien Hua Lee and H.H. Juang
    Abstract; Full Text (6174K)

Abstract
In this research, a typical tension-leg type of floating platform incorporated with an innovative concept of underwater tuned liquid column damper system (UWTLCD) is studied. The purpose of this study is to improve the structural safety by means of mitigating the wave induced vibrations and stresses on the offshore floating Tension Leg Platform (TLP) system. Based on some encouraging results from a previous study, where a Tuned Liquid Column Damper (TLCD) system was employed in a floating platform system to reduce the vibration of the main structure, in this study, the traditional TLCD system was modified and tested. Firstly, the orifice-tube was replaced with a smaller horizontal tube and secondly, the TLCD system was combined into the pontoon system under the platform. The modification creates a multipurpose pontoon system associated with vibration mitigation function. On the other hand, the UWTLCD that is installed underwater instead would not occupy any additional space on the platform and yet provide buoyancy to the system. Experimental tests were performed for the mitigation effect and parameters besides the wave conditions, such as pontoon draught and liquid-length in the TLCD were taken into account in the test. It is found that the accurately tuned UWTLCD system could effectively reduce the dynamic response of the offshore platform system in terms of both the vibration amplitude and tensile forces measured in the mooring tethers.

Key Words
vibration mitigation; Under Water TLCD (UWTLCD); TLP system; experimental water tank testing; stochastic analysis.

Address
Hsien Hua Lee and H.H. Juang : Department of Marine Environment and Engineering, National Sun Yat-sen University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Table of Contents
       
 
  • 2014  Volume 14      No. 1      No.2
     
  • 2014  Volume 13      No. 1      No.2    No.3    No.4    No.5    No.6
     
  • 2013  Volume 12      No. 1      No.2    No.3 _4    No.5    No.6
     
  • 2013  Volume 11      No. 1      No.2    No.3    No.4    No.5    No.6
     
  • 2012  Volume 10      No. 1      No.2    No.3    No.4 _5    No.6
     
  • 2012  Volume 9      No. 1      No.2    No.3    No.4    No.5    No.6
     
  • 2011  Volume 8      No. 1      No.2    No.3    No.4    No.5
     
  • 2011  Volume 7      No. 1      No.2    No.3    No.4    No.5
     
  • 2010  Volume 6      No. 1      No.2    No.3    No.4    No.5 _6    No.7    No.8    No.9
     
  • 2009  Volume 5      No. 1      No.2    No.3    No.4    No.5    No.6
     
  • 2008  Volume 4      No. 1      No.2    No.3    No.4    No.5    No.6
     
  • 2007  Volume 3      No. 1      No.2    No.3    No.4
     
  • 2006  Volume 2      No. 1      No.2    No.3    No.4
     
  • 2005  Volume 1      No. 1      No.2    No.3    No.4
           
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