Long-term structural health monitoring of a supertall TV tower

Yiqing Ni, Yong Xia, W. Y. Liao, P. Zhang

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The Guangzhou New Television Tower (GNTVT), currently being constructed in Guangzhou, China, is a supertall structure with a height of 610 m. This tube-in-tube structure comprises a reinforced concrete inner tube and a steel outer tube adopting concrete-filled-tube columns. A long-term structural health monitoring (SHM) system consisting of over 600 sensors has been designed and is being implemented by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University to GNTVT. This monitoring system is one of few SHM practices that integrate in-construction monitoring and in-service monitoring. It is also designed to perform a special function of verifying the effectiveness of vibration control devices to be installed on the tower. By taking this monitoring system as a paradigm, a SHM benchmark problem for high-rise structures which uses real-world data acquired from a full-scale structure is being developed. This paper describes the design and implementation of the SHM system for GNTVT and preliminary analysis results of the monitoring data from this system.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 4th European Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2008
Event4th European Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring - Cracow, Poland
Duration: 2 Jul 20084 Jul 2008


Conference4th European Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality


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