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Intelligent Performance Evaluation of Building Structure

Course Name (Chinese): 建筑结构性能的智能评估

(English): Intelligent Performance Evaluation of Building Structure

Course Name: Intelligent Performance Evaluation of Building Structure

Semester: 1

Program: Green Buildingand Intelligent Building

Course Module: Lecture& Exercise

Responsible:Jianmin Yang


Department:School of Architecture

Time Allocation (1 credit hour = 45 minutes)





Internship (days)

Personal Work



Course Description

Intelligent performance evaluation technology is a multidisciplinary field which requires a deep understanding of materials, sensors and electronics, along with the ability to perform sophisticated numerical and analytical modeling and signal processing.

Structural sensing, structural health monitoring, structural performance assessment, and health prognosis are integral components of modern structural engineering practice. Due to recent extraordinary levels of development in sensor, communication, and signal processing technologies, it is now possible to measure structural properties and behavior with sufficient clarity to assess damage levels and to predict future courses of structural health.


This course is based onthe following courses:

1)Structural Mechanics

2)Structural Dynamics

3)Integral Transformation

4)Spectral Analysis

5)Finite Element Analysis


Course Objectives

Students master the new methods, new ideas andnew technology in theintelligentevaluation ofbuildingstructure through studying and practicing in this course. To master the inspection and evaluation method of building structure.Andlet studentshave the ability to provides a set of both tools (hardware) and methods (software) able to turn data into effective knowledge on structural integrity, durability and reliability.

A five-level objectives of this course is as follows:

Level 1: Detection—Determine if damage is present in the structure.

Level 2: Localization—Locate the site of the damage.

Level 3: Assessment—Estimate the amount of damage.

Level 4: Prognosis—Estimate the future progress of damage and the remaining life of the structure.

Level 5: Remediation—Determine, implement, and evaluate effective remediation

and repair efforts.

Course Syllabus

(1) Mechanism of structural damage in buildings

(2)Inspectionof concrete structure,masonry structure, steel structure, foundation

(3) Modal Analysis, Model Updating, and Damage Detection

(4) Point Sensors, Distributed and Noncontact Sensors

(5) Data Acquisition, Data Processing, Data Interpretation

(6) Structural Performance Assessment

(7) Remediation and repair for structure

(8) Case study

Textbooks & References

• Inspection of building structures, Liren Zhang. Wuhan University of Technology Press, China, 2003

• Technical standard forInspection of building structures(GB/T50344-2019)

• Detection,Identification and Strengthening of Building Structures. Zongping Chen. China Electric PowerPress, China, 2012

• Structural sensing health monitoring and performance evaluation. D.Huston. CRC Press, 2011

• Identification Methods for Structural Health Monitoring. Eleni N. Chatzi and Costas Papadimitriou. Springer, 2016

• Computer Vision for Structural Dynamics and Health Monitoring. Dongming Feng, Maria Q. Fen. John Wiley & Sons Ltd and ASME Press, 2021

• Computational Techniques for Structural Health Monitoring. Srinivasan Gopalakrishnan, Massimo Ruzzene, Sathyanarayana Hanagud. Springer, 2011

Capability Tasks

CT1: To understand basic science, and to have analytical ability and the ability to integrate related knowledge.

CT2: To apply relevant professional knowledge to the field of science and technology: understanding of the basic concepts and its connotation, application of different methods and concepts which have been learned, capability of judging the scope and limitations of such applications.

CS3: Understand the basic concepts of structure, able to make intelligent monitoring and evaluation on the soundness of buildings.


• To understand the new methods and new technology in theintelligentevaluation ofbuildingstructure. –Level: M

• To lead the team and finish the design independently. –Level:A

• Touse thenew technology in the intelligent evaluation of building structure. –Level: M

Students: Building (Green building and Intelligent Building),Year 1

Assessment:Report and presentation




Term Paper



Language of assessment:

Attendance 30 % Homework: 0 %

Mid-term report/test 0 % Final report/test 70 %