Seminar - Grace Yan - Structural health monitoring and damage detection using wireless sensor networks
Wednesday 25 May 2011, 4.00 pm - 5.00 pm
Civil Engineering Conference Room
Dr Grace Yan
School of Engineering
University of Western Sydney
With the development of wireless communication technologies, structural health monitoring and damage detection based on wireless sensor networks has considerable promising. This talk will describe the process, advantages, development, progress and challenges of Structural Health Monitoring using Wireless Sensor Networks. Using a Wireless Sensor Network a dense deployment of measurement points in a structure is possible. This facilitates accurate condition rating and damage detection, to provide the foundation for successful Structural Health Monitoring.
Dr Grace Yan is a lecturer at University of Western Sydney (UWS). She received her Ph.D. from Harbin Institute of Technology, China, in 2006 . She worked as a research associate at Polytechnic University of Turin (Italy), Washington University (USA) and Purdue University (USA), sequentially, before joining the UWS in 2010. Her research is about structural health monitoring (SHM) and damage detection for civil infrastructures (such as bridges, high-rise buildings, and subsea pipelines). Her current research focuses on SHM using wireless sensor networks. She has been involved in experimental tests of large-scale civil engineering structures and practical applications of SHM techniques.