Structural Integrity Management with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: State- of-the-Art Review and Outlook

M. Kapoor, E. Katsanos, S. Thöns, L. Nalpantidis, J. Winkler

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Abstract

Over the last decade, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) have been used for monitoring construction and operation of civil infrastructure, as well as industrial facilities and power plants. Their operational simplicity along with time-and-cost-related benefits have already rendered them attractive for structural surveying. Nevertheless, the field of UAV research currently lacks a targeted employment of UAVs for Structural Integrity Management (SIM) and Structural Health Monitoring (SHM). This paper provides an overview about actual developments of UAV technologies, breakthroughs in sensor technologies, SHM andValue of Information analysis, the latter being oriented to facilitate an efficiency assessment of precision and cost dependent information. Relevant literature, as well as research and industrial projects, integrating UAVs and SHM are described and assessed, while monitoring strategies, advanced technologies and related algorithms are discussed with a view to achieving increased Value of UAV-based SHM Information.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLife-Cycle Analysis and Assessment in Civil Engineering: Towards an Integrated Vision : Proceedings of the Sixth International Symposium on Life-Cycle Civil Engineering (IALCCE 2018)
EditorsRobby Caspeele, Luc Taerwe, Dan M. Frangopol
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherCRC Press
Publication date2019
Pages2161-2168
ISBN (Print)978-1-138-62633-1
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-315-22891-4
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventSixth International Symposium on Life-Cycle Civil Engineering - Ghent, Belgium
Duration: 28 Oct 201831 Oct 2018
Conference number: 6

Conference

ConferenceSixth International Symposium on Life-Cycle Civil Engineering
Number6
CountryBelgium
CityGhent
Period28/10/201831/10/2018
SeriesLife Cycle Civil Engineering
ISSN2161-3907

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Kapoor, M., Katsanos, E., Thöns, S., Nalpantidis, L., & Winkler, J. (2019). Structural Integrity Management with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: State- of-the-Art Review and Outlook. In R. Caspeele, L. Taerwe, & D. M. Frangopol (Eds.), Life-Cycle Analysis and Assessment in Civil Engineering: Towards an Integrated Vision: Proceedings of the Sixth International Symposium on Life-Cycle Civil Engineering (IALCCE 2018) (pp. 2161-2168). CRC Press. Life Cycle Civil Engineering