Structural Health Monitoring and IoT: Opportunities and Challenges

Marzuki Kamal, Atif Mansoor

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As structures like sky scrappers get taller and bridges are getting longer, there is a need to closely monitor the health of the structures, particularly under varying environmental effects. The traditional wire-based structural health monitoring systems that require laying down cables are costly and time-consuming. New and miniaturised sensors coupled with Internet of Things (IoT) and powerful cloud computing platforms lead to a new cost-effective approach to SHM. This paper introduces Structural Health Monitoring (SHM), its conventional approaches of Visual, Destructive and Non-Destructive evaluations. After discussing the limitations of conventional SHM approaches, Internet of Things and its components are introduced. SHM with IoT, its strengths and challenges are reviewed in light of published literature. This is evident that SHM will benefit enormously from IoT, provided technical challenges like energy consumption, scalability, data security and reliability are handled.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntelligence of Things: Technologies and Applications
Subtitle of host publicationThe First International Conference on Intelligence of Things (ICIT 2022), Hanoi, Vietnam, August 17–19, 2022, Proceedings
EditorsFatos Xhafa
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic) 9783031150630
ISBN (Print) 9783031150623
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Event1st International Conference on Intelligence of Things - Hanoi, Viet Nam
Duration: 17 Aug 202219 Aug 2022

Publication series

NameLecture Notes on Data Engineering and Communications Technologies
ISSN (Print)2367-4512
ISSN (Electronic)2367-4520


Conference1st International Conference on Intelligence of Things
Abbreviated titleICIT 2022
Country/TerritoryViet Nam


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