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Title: Use of sensors for efficient design of innovative seismic protection techniques for monuments
Authors: Chrysostomou, Christis 
Votsis, Renos 
Kyriakides, Nicholas 
Stassis, Andreas 
Keywords: Structural design;Maintainability (Engineering);Seismology
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Source: Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management, 2010, Pages 1508-1515
Abstract: One of the most difficult problems in the design of seismic protection for monuments is the establishment of their in-situ properties in order to be able to use them for an as accurate as possible model of the structure. In addition, any retrofitting method that will be used should be inconspicuous, and it should neither violate its form, nor change its structural behavior. In this work the in-situ dynamic characteristics of an aqueduct are obtained using accelerometers to record the response of the structure to ambient vibrations, and hence finite element models which are updated based on those measurements are developed. The effectiveness of the use of shape-memory-alloy wire-dampers for the protection of the monument from earthquakes is evaluated through their application on the monument and in-situ measurement of the changes in its dynamic characteristics.
ISBN: 978-041587786-2
Rights: © 2010 Taylor & Francis Group, London
Type: Book Chapter
Appears in Collections:Κεφάλαια βιβλίων/Book chapters

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