Ambient Intelligence in civil engineering
There is no doubt that ambient (or artificial) intelligence that aims to enhance the way we interact with the environment is shaping the world, and has impeccable effects in promoting safety and technology to enrich our lives. In civil engineering, Machine Learning (ML), has a very imperative role to play. The legendary architect, Le Corbusier wrote in 1923 that “a house is a machine for living,” and here he was referring metaphorically to the utilitarian purposes that home serves. Today, civil engineering structures are becoming more like machines, with the increasing incorporation of ML and AI in their construction.
•Artificial neural network (ANN) mitigates the problems of interpreting through conventional approaches for tide forecasting, earthquake-induced liquefaction, and wave-induced seabed instability.
•Embedded sensors are being used in bridges that monitor stress and damage. They reduce maintenance costs and increase life span.