Engineering

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ECMM159 - Structural Health and Performance Monitoring (2019)

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MODULE TITLEStructural Health and Performance Monitoring CREDIT VALUE15
MODULE CODEECMM159 MODULE CONVENERProf James Brownjohn (Coordinator)
DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
DURATION: WEEKS 11 weeks 0
Number of Students Taking Module (anticipated) 0
DESCRIPTION - summary of the module content

To check a person’s health, humankind has developed numerous ways of measuring techniques and devices from old stethoscopes to recent Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). In structural engineering, developing ways of checking structural health and performance is one of most important challenges to prevent structural collapses together with cost effectiveness in maintenance of civil infrastructures. This module introduces the state of art technologies of structural health and performance monitoring (SHPM) system and discusses how to utilise SHPMs for better decision-makings of infrastructure maintenance.

AIMS - intentions of the module

A structural health and performance monitoring system consists of various elements: sensors, data acquisition systems, signal processing, data interpretation, and visualisation. The module intends to provide knowledge and skill needed for each element, together with designing and utilisation of the system.

INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILOs) (see assessment section below for how ILOs will be assessed)

This is a constituent module of one or more degree programmes which are accredited by a professional engineering institution under licence from the Engineering Council. The learning outcomes for this module have been mapped to the output standards required for an accredited programme, as listed in the current version of the Engineering Council’s ‘Accreditation of Higher Education Programmes’ document (AHEP-V3).

This module contributes to learning outcomes: SM1fl, SM2fl, SM3fl, EA1fl, EA2fl, EA3fl, D1fl, D2fl, D3fl, ET1fl, ET2fl, ET4fl, ET5fl, ET6fl, EP1fl, EP2fl, EP3fl, EP4fl, G1fl, G2fl, G3fl, G4fl

A full list of the referenced outcomes is provided online: http://intranet.exeter.ac.uk/emps/studentinfo/subjects/engineering/accreditation/

The AHEP document can be viewed in full on the Engineering Council’s website, at http://www.engc.org.uk/

On successful completion of this module you should be able to:

Module Specific Skills and Knowledge

1. Give an overview of SHPM systems and detailed knowledge of the elements of SHPM systems
2. Establish an appropriate strategy for what to measure and how to interpret them in a SHPM system for a given infrastructure

Discipline Specific Skills and Knowledge

3. Know sensor types and signal processing methods available for a given application in structural engineering

Personal and Key Transferable / Employment Skills and Knowledge

4. Manage and visualise a big data set through MATLAB
 
SYLLABUS PLAN - summary of the structure and academic content of the module
  • Introduction:
    Overview of existing SHPM systems
  • Sensors and data acquisition systems:
    sensor types and operational principles, analogue-to-digital conversion (ADC)
  • Signal processing and data interpretation:
    signal processing algorithms and data interpretation methods such as Fast Fourier Transform, Power Spectral Density, Peak-Picking, Eigen-Realisation Algorithm (ERA), Natural Excitation Technique-ERA, Finite Element Model Updating and Pattern Recognition
LEARNING AND TEACHING
LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS (given in hours of study time)
Scheduled Learning & Teaching Activities 44.00 Guided Independent Study 106.00 Placement / Study Abroad 0.00
DETAILS OF LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS
Category Hours of study time Description
Scheduled Learning & Teaching activities 22 Lectures
Scheduled Learning & Teaching activities 22 Tutorials and practical classes
Guided independent study 106 Independent Study and Coursework

 

ASSESSMENT
FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT - for feedback and development purposes; does not count towards module grade
Form of Assessment Size of Assessment (e.g. duration/length) ILOs Assessed Feedback Method
There will be opportunities to reflect on and review work undertaken towards assessed Coursework.     Disscusion during Tutorials
       
       
       
       

 

SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT (% of credit)
Coursework 60 Written Exams 40 Practical Exams 0
DETAILS OF SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT
Form of Assessment % of Credit Size of Assessment (e.g. duration/length) ILOs Assessed Feedback Method
Design of Structural Health Monitoring System 50 Upto 10 pages 1,2,3 Written
Signal Processing Project 50 Upto 20 pages 2,3,4 Written
         
         

 

DETAILS OF RE-ASSESSMENT (where required by referral or deferral)
Original Form of Assessment Form of Re-assessment ILOs Re-assessed Time Scale for Re-assessment
All above Courseworks All August Ref/Def Period
       
       

 

RE-ASSESSMENT NOTES

All referred/deferred assessments will be by written exam

RESOURCES
INDICATIVE LEARNING RESOURCES - The following list is offered as an indication of the type & level of
information that you are expected to consult. Further guidance will be provided by the Module Convener

Basic reading:

 

ELE: http://vle.exeter.ac.uk/

 

Web based and Electronic Resources:

 

Other Resources:

 

Reading list for this module:

There are currently no reading list entries found for this module.

CREDIT VALUE 15 ECTS VALUE 7.5
PRE-REQUISITE MODULES None
CO-REQUISITE MODULES None
NQF LEVEL (FHEQ) 7 AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE LEARNING No
ORIGIN DATE Wednesday 12 December 2018 LAST REVISION DATE Wednesday 12 December 2018
KEY WORDS SEARCH Structural Health, Structural Performance, Monitoring, Structural Health Monitoring, Structural Performance Monitoring, Structural Condition Assessment, Sensors, Data Acquisition, Signal processing