The 2016 Asia-Pacific-Euro Summer School on Smart Structures Technology is a three-week programme of coursework, lectures, laboratory exercises and non-academic activities, where participants learn about smart structures technologies and their application. This year, the APESS was held at Cambridge University from June 24th-July 13th, 2016. 

Alana Wilbee and Ghazi Binarandi had the opportunity to travel to the U.K. to participate in the summer school. Alana’s team won the SHM competition held as part of the summer school. Ghazi served as the leader of his team. 

Prof. Shirley Dyke was invited to lecture at the summer school. Her talk was entitled: Real-time Hybrid Simulation: Design and Execution, given on Friday, 1st July 2016 

15 July 2016

The International Conference on Smart Infrastructure and Construction was held from June 27-30, 2016. Hosted by the Cambridge Center for Smart Infrastructure and Construction, the conference brought together researchers from the fields of asset management, resilient infrastructure planning, and structural health monitoring to discuss the value of smart infrastructure to society.

At this conference, Prof. Shirley Dyke presented the paper, Big Visual Data Analytics for Damage Classification in Civil Engineering. Alana Wilbee presented a poster on the paper, Quantifying Recovery for Structures Incorporating Control. Both papers were published in the proceedings of the ICSIC.

The 12th International Workshop on Advanced Smart Materials and Smart Structures Technology (12ANCRiSST) was held in conjunction with the ICSIC. Presenters reported their advances in the fields of structural control, structural health monitoring, and smart materials for sensors and actuators. At the workshop, Ghazi Binarandi presented his work on the Development of a Neural Network Wireless Correction Function.

30 June 2016

Chul Min Yeum (PhD Candidate) and Professor Shirley J Dyke have been awarded the 2015 Hojjat Adeli Award for Innovation in Computing.  This award is in recognition for the manuscript authored by them and entitled "Vision based Automated Crack Detection for Bridge Inspection” published in the top-ranked journal Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering in May 2015. 

See: DOI: 10.1111/mice.12141

2 May 2016

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Shake Table

Six Degree of Freedom Shaketable

Allowable motion ranges up to six degrees of freedom, including translation and rotation about the three orthogonal axes.


Cyber-physical Instrument for Real-time hybrid Structural Testing (CIRST)

Real-time hybrid testing combines simulation and physical testing to help in assessing structural integrity in large scale civil infrastructures.

Small-scale Earthquake Simulator

Small-Scale Earthquake Simulator

Constructed by Quanser Consulting
Used as the standard shake table of the UCISTconsortium

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