Course Code: 5620742
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 8.0
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Graduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. AHMET TÜRER
Offered Semester: Fall or Spring Semesters.

Course Objective

The objectives of this course is to teach the fundamental concepts in "structural health monitoring". Instrumentation types, instrumentation location selection by preliminary modeling is targeted to be teached using international application examples and in-class experiments. Objectives also include teaching methods on extraction of structural parameters from measured dynamic and static loading data (structural identification), model updating/calibration of finite element models to match experimental results. Fundamental information on smart/intelligent structures, neural networks, fuzzy logic, expert systems, and wavelet theory are also given. Preliminary information on remote connection, wireless networks, monitoring system design are given. Basic concepts on making cost and duration estimates as well as planning are also targeted.

Course Content

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Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course the student is expected to 1) understand and be capable of implementing fundamental concepts in structural health monitoring 2) develop intuition for instrumentation type and location selection for real life applications 3) be capable of combining finite element modeling and field measurements for realistic loading simulations and spatial extrapolation of measured data, model updating 4) be able to make cost and duration estimates.