Emerging city-scale damage prediction options for urban tunnelling

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Abstract

Predicted world population increases coupled with urbanization trends will result in ever heightened use of subsurface spaces, which means deeper and larger excavations and more extensive tunnelling. Predicting and, ultimately, preventing affiliated subsidence- and vibration-induced damage will be a major challenge for the engineering community over the next century, especially with respect to historic, unreinforced masonry buildings and bridges due to their low tensile capacity and, thus, their inherent inability to accommodate displacements and distortions without damage. This paper will present how remote sensing technologies may usher in a new generation of city-scale methods for tunnel damage prediction. Critical to this is the ability to auto-populate a city-scale computational model. This paper demonstrates how aerial laser scanning, hyperspectral imagery, thermal imagery, and unmanned aerial vehicles may represent key enabling technologies to achieving this goal.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationStructural Analysis of Historical Constructions
Subtitle of host publicationAnamnesis, diagnosis, therapy, controls - Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions, SAHC 2016
EditorsKoen Van Balen, Els Verstrynge, Koen Van Balen
PublisherCRC Press/Balkema
Pages15-22
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9781138029514
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016
Event10th International Conference on Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions, SAHC 2016 - Leuven, Belgium
Duration: Sep 13 2016Sep 15 2016

Publication series

NameStructural Analysis of Historical Constructions: Anamnesis, diagnosis, therapy, controls - Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions, SAHC 2016

Other

Other10th International Conference on Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions, SAHC 2016
CountryBelgium
CityLeuven
Period9/13/169/15/16

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Safety Research
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Architecture

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