Journal article

Determining dynamic characteristics of high rise buildings using interferometric radar system

M Sofi, E Lumantarna, A Zhong, PA Mendis, C Duffield, R Barnes

ENGINEERING STRUCTURES | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2018

Abstract

Dynamic performance measurement of buildings using conventional contact sensors such as accelerometers, tilt meters and Global Positioning System (GPS) can be difficult due to accessibility restrictions, particularly during construction or retrofitting periods. This is one of the first studies using a non-contact microwave interferometry radar based system for dynamic measurement of high rise buildings. This paper presents results of a combined experimental and analytical approach to investigate modal properties of two high rise buildings in Australia. Dynamic properties of the buildings, namely Soul building and Zen Apartments, were investigated. The choices of the buildings were based on t..

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