Infrared thermographic surveying of building debris: Tomsk high military school of communication engineering catastrophe case study

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Abstract

Infrared thermography was used in surveying dormitory debris of Tomsk High Military School of Communication Engineering in Siberia that collapsed on July 17, 97, with 12 students dead. In total, the debris had the ambient temperature but plentiful joints between vertical brick-made columns and horizontal concrete beams were detected to be abnormally warm. The reasons for this temperature elevation are discussed. The arguments pro and contra possibility to identify temperature patterns as abnormal mechanical stresses are considered.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsJ.R. Snell, R.N. Wurzbach
Pages164-168
Number of pages5
Volume3361
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1998
EventThermosense XX - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: 14 Apr 199816 Apr 1998

Other

OtherThermosense XX
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL
Period14.4.9816.4.98

Keywords

  • Building
  • Fatigue damage
  • Infrared thermography
  • Thermoelasticity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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