Document Type

Structural health monitoring and damage identification paper

Publication details

Dias-da-Costa, D, Valença, J, Ranzi, G & Albino, C 2014, 'Monitoring of concrete members using photogrammetry and image processing', in ST Smith (ed.), 23rd Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials (ACMSM23), vol. II, Byron Bay, NSW, 9-12 December, Southern Cross University, Lismore, NSW, pp. 1135-1140. ISBN: 9780994152008.

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This paper outlines the applicability of photogrammetry and image processing techniques for monitoring the behaviour of concrete structures. Particular attention is devoted to the assessment of displacement and strain fields, as well as other parameters relevant to concrete members, such as cracking and curvature in flexural members. A push-off specimen and a lightweight high-strength concrete beam under flexural loading are selected as case studies in the application of the proposed method. The accuracy of the proposed approach is discussed considering measurements carried out with different techniques.