Monitoring system for operational efficiency and environmental performance of construction operations, using vibration signal analysis

Changbum R. Ahn, Sang Hyun Lee, Feniosky Peña-Mora

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7 Scopus citations

Abstract

Construction operations are highly energy-intensive and generate a significant amount of air pollutant emissions, including carbon emissions. Controlling the operational efficiency of equipment is key to managing and improving the environmental performance of construction operations. However, efforts to improve environmental performance are limited due to the industry's lack of a practical method for monitoring the operational efficiency of construction equipment and related environmental performance. Currently available methods are costly or have compatibility issues. In this context, this paper aims to develop a monitoring system that ensures economic feasibility and compatibility, and that uses vibration signal analysis. First, the paper discusses the relationship between operational efficiency and environmental performance. Then, the paper presents a method for using vibration signal analysis to monitor the operational status of equipment. Finally, a case study of an excavator demonstrates the presented method's feasibility in a real-world operation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConstruction Research Congress 2012
Subtitle of host publicationConstruction Challenges in a Flat World, Proceedings of the 2012 Construction Research Congress
Pages1879-1888
Number of pages10
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012
EventConstruction Research Congress 2012: Construction Challenges in a Flat World - West Lafayette, IN, United States
Duration: May 21 2012May 23 2012

Publication series

NameConstruction Research Congress 2012: Construction Challenges in a Flat World, Proceedings of the 2012 Construction Research Congress

Other

OtherConstruction Research Congress 2012: Construction Challenges in a Flat World
CountryUnited States
CityWest Lafayette, IN
Period5/21/125/23/12

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction

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    Ahn, C. R., Lee, S. H., & Peña-Mora, F. (2012). Monitoring system for operational efficiency and environmental performance of construction operations, using vibration signal analysis. In Construction Research Congress 2012: Construction Challenges in a Flat World, Proceedings of the 2012 Construction Research Congress (pp. 1879-1888). (Construction Research Congress 2012: Construction Challenges in a Flat World, Proceedings of the 2012 Construction Research Congress). https://doi.org/10.1061/9780784412329.189