[Legacy Report] IEEE AP/MTT/EMC/ED Turkey Chapter - Seminar 2, Prof. Ayhan Altintas


IEEE AP/MTT/EMC/ED Turkey Chapter Seminar Series -- Seminar 2

Speaker: Prof. Ayhan Altıntaş, Bilkent University

Topic: "Design and Implementation of an Electromagnetic Wireless Passive Structural Health Monitoring System"

Location: Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey

Abstract: Structural health monitoring (SHM) is an area which aims to ensure prevention or detection of damage in structures and protection of human life via observation of certain damage indicators. In SHM, one of the most important damage indicators is the strain forming on the steel reinforcing bars (rebars) embedded inside the concrete. This strain can slowly develop over time, or, can suddenly occur due to an overload such as an earthquake. In this study, a novel wireless passive sensing system is presented for detecting and measuring the level of strain and relative displacement in structures.

Bio: Prof. Ayhan Altıntaş received BS and MS degrees from Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, and Ph.D. degree from Ohio State University, all in electrical engineering, in 1979, 1981, and 1986, respectively. He is a professor of  Electrical and Electronics Engineering and is the director of Communication and Spectrum Management Research Center (ISYAM) at Bilkent University. He is the recipient of IEEE Third Millennium Medal 2000, Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship 1998, TÜBİTAK (Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey) Research Award 1996. At present, he is the President of URSI National Committee. Dr. Altıntaş’s research interests are in electromagnetics, antennas and propagation.

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  • Ankara, Ankara
  • Turkey


Ayhan Altintas of Bilkent University


Design and Implementation of an Electromagnetic Wireless Passive Structural Health Monitoring System