Institute for Structural Mechanics
Universitätsstraße 150, 44801 Bochum
Structures should be resistant against a multiplicity of environmental actions during their lifetime. The applications of new materials in engineering practice as well as the evaluation of existing structures require knowledge about the time-dependent behavior. Structural monitoring is a possibility to get information. In addition to in situ monitoring of existing structures, numerical or real tests can be performed to investigate time-dependent material and structural behavior. The obtained data sequences can be used to identify structural parameters, which are required to predict structural responses and to assess serviceability, reliability, and lifetime.