Date Added: Mar 2011
In recent years, research on using Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) for Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) has attracted increasing attention. Unlike other monitoring applications, detection of possible structure damage requires significant amount of domain knowledge that computer science researchers are usually unfamiliar with. As a result, most previous work in WSN-based SHM was done by researchers in civil engineering. However, civil researchers often tend to solve practical engineering problems but rarely consider designing a system in an optimal way, particularly when the limited wireless bandwidth and restricted resources of WSNs need to be addressed.