On evaluating monitoring design effectiveness

Daniele Zonta, Carlo Cappello, Matteo Pozzi, Branko Glisic

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Abstract

When designing a structure such as a bridge or a building, a civil engineer follows a well-established, rational procedure, whereby the performance of the design concept is predicted through structural analysis and quantitatively assessed with respect to the target performance. On the contrary, when an engineer designs a monitoring system, the approach is often heuristic with performance evaluation based on common sense or experience, rather than on quantitative analysis. In this paper, we describe a rational procedure for the design of monitoring systems, keeping in mind an analogy between structural and monitoring design. Whereas the structural design objective is to achieve stability with an appropriate level of safety, the object of monitoring is to acquire knowledge with an appropriate level of confidence. Herein, we illustrate the motoring design procedure with a simple practical example and discuss a possible metric for evaluating the performance of a design concept.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages986-993
Number of pages8
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Event7th European Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring, EWSHM 2014 - Nantes, France
Duration: Jul 8 2014Jul 11 2014

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Other7th European Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring, EWSHM 2014
CountryFrance
CityNantes
Period7/8/147/11/14

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Building and Construction
  • Computer Science Applications

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    Zonta, D., Cappello, C., Pozzi, M., & Glisic, B. (2014). On evaluating monitoring design effectiveness. 986-993. Paper presented at 7th European Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring, EWSHM 2014, Nantes, France.