报告题目：Emerging Roles of Automation and Informatics in Construction and Preservation of Civil Infrastructures
报 告 人：陈根达
Recent developments in robotic technology and measurement science can potentially revolutionize the way and process that civil infrastructures are constructed and preserved. In this grand yet challenging transition era, automation and infromatics are two emerging concepts that will generate a wide range and long list of innovations in civil engineering. In this presentation, new developments and potential applications of nondestructive evaluations, sensing systems, imaging systems, data analytics, climbing robots, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), and 3D printing technologies will be introduced and reviewed. For new construction, how 3D printing of concrete and UAV can change the construction industry of civil infrastructures will be discussed. For preservation of existing infrastructures, how sensing and imaging systems and robots can be integrated into the current practice of visual inspection in a systematic framework, thus transforming the current ad-hoc approach to a data-driven management of bridges, will be discussed. Some of the challenges in leveraging sensing, imaging, communication, and computer simulation tools for managing existing infrastructures will be identified. Throughout this presentation, the example research activities that are on-going under the auspices of the five-year INSPIRE University Transportation Center led by Missouri S&T and awarded in December 2016 by the U.S. Department of Transportation will be used to illustrate the emerging roles of automation and informatics in the construction of new infrastructures and the preservation of existing infrastructures.
Genda Chen, Ph.D., P.E., F. ASCE, F. SEI
Professor and Abbett Distinguished Chair in Civil Engineering (https://care.mst.edu)
Director, INSPIRE University Transportation Center (https://inspire-utc.mst.edu)
Director, System and Process Assessment Research Laboratory (https://spar.mst.edu)
Associate Director, Mid-America Transportation Center (https://matc.unl.edu)
Missouri University of Science and Technology (https://www.mst.edu)
Dr. Chen received his Ph.D. degree from State University of New York at Buffalo in 1992 and joined Missouri University of Science and Technology in 1996 after over three years of bridge design, inspection, and construction practices with Steinman Consulting Engineers in New York City. He was granted two patents and authored over 350 publications in structural health monitoring, smart structures, interface mechanics and deterioration, bridge engineering, and multi-hazard effects. He received the 1998 National Science Foundation CAREER Award, the 2004 Academy of Civil Engineers Faculty Achievement Award, and the 2009, 2011, and 2013 Missouri S&T Faculty Research Awards. He is Chair of the 9th International Conference on Structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructure in 2019, Editor of Intelligent Sensors, Associate Editor of the Journal of Civil Structural Health Monitoring, Editorial Member of Advances in Structural Engineering, and Vice President of the U.S. Panel on Structural Control and Monitoring. He was elected to ASCE Fellow in 2007 and Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) Fellow in 2013. In 2016, he was nominated and inducted into the Academy of Civil Engineers at Missouri S&T and became an honorary member of Chi Episolon.