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Michael Trinidad
Consultant,
LMATS Pty Ltd , Australia, Joined Jan 2003, 138

Michael Trinidad

Consultant,
LMATS Pty Ltd ,
Australia,
Joined Jan 2003
138
09:26 Mar-02-2002
AE on very tall steel structured buildings

Quite recently I was involved with the ongoing construction of a very tall building (projected height when eventually completed will be 500+m).

Buildings of this type consist of a steel structure of columns and girder with external cladding. The structure monitoring was to be strain gauges fitted to the foundation as earthquakes were a common event..

My thought at the time was that this was an ideal application for AE testing. If AE was used in a condition monitoring system it would likely detect significant events such as high tension bolts failure and weld cracking through or via the steel structure.

I have not seen any papers on AE testing of tall buildings and I thought it to be both an interesting and prudent application of the technology.

I am interested in your comments.


Kind Regards

Michael Trinidad


    
 
 

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