Spherical imaging and virtual environments for structural health monitoring

R. Napolitano, A. Blyth, Branko Glisic

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Abstract

Thorough documentation is pivotal in the life cycle management and performance monitoring of infrastructure. As technology continues to progress, 3D models and virtual environments are becoming increasingly popular for designing or documenting a structure. These models and environments can be optimized for life cycle management if they are paired with current information about a structure including past monitoring results and possible interventions. The work presented here reflects a methodology and digital workflow, which uses 360 degree spherical imaging as well as novel tools for virtually experiencing infrastructure and associated data. This project was tested on a real-world case study, Streicker Bridge in Princeton, NJ, USA. Streicker Bridge is a pedestrian footbridge spanning 350 feet, which opened in 2010. This bridge has been monitored since construction began in 2008 using fiber-optic strain gauges. The bridge environment was captured utilizing the Ricoh Theta spherical imaging camera and processed utilizing the Kolor Panotour virtual environment software. The virtual environment of Streicker Bridge was made interactive by adding responsive points of interest; these points enable certain types of damage to be highlighted and explored for future maintenance and life cycle management. Exploration of the damage in the virtual environment include additional 2D images which accentuate aspects of structural damage, hyperlinks to papers associated with this work, as well as additional forms of metadata. The results of this research will be recommendations for how the different groups working together on the life cycle management and performance of the bridge can document their site and meaningfully convey data to the appropriate audiences.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSHMII 2017 - 8th International Conference on Structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructure, Proceedings
EditorsSaeed Mahini, Saeed Mahini, Tommy Chan
PublisherInternational Society for Structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructure, ISHMII
Pages398-404
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781925553055
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017
Event8th International Conference on Structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructure, SHMII 2017 - Brisbane, Australia
Duration: Dec 5 2017Dec 8 2017

Publication series

NameSHMII 2017 - 8th International Conference on Structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructure, Proceedings

Other

Other8th International Conference on Structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructure, SHMII 2017
CountryAustralia
CityBrisbane
Period12/5/1712/8/17

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Building and Construction

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