Investigating the benefit-cost of MEMS application for structural health monitoring of transportation infrastructure

M. K. Jha, A. B. Davy

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Abstract

In recent years MEMS has been widely recognized as an effective device for structural health monitoring of transportation structures, such as bridges and tunnels. It is unclear, however, whether the benefits of MEMS application far outweigh the associated cost. A quantitative approach for benefit and cost calculation of MEMS application for structural health monitoring of transportation infrastructure will be a major step forward to provide guidance to potential MEMS users. In this paper, we develop a fuzzy logic-based approach (since MEMS benefits are generally fuzzy in nature and at best, they can be quantified using fuzzy-logic) for benefit-cost calculation associated with MEMS application. Real-world case studies will be presented in future works using the proposed fuzzy-logic approach.

Original languageEnglish
Pages373-376
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event2006 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show - NSTI Nanotech 2006 Technical Proceedings - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: 07 May 200611 May 2006

Conference

Conference2006 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show - NSTI Nanotech 2006 Technical Proceedings
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBoston, MA
Period07/05/200611/05/2006

Keywords

  • Benefit-cost
  • Fuzzy logic
  • MEMS
  • Transportation infrastructure

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