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Publications from Charles Dowding

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1. Autonomous Crack Monitoring
2. Wireless Micro electro-Mechanical System
3. Time Domain Reflectometry
4. Instrumentation Conference Support
5. Maintain NDE Web Sites
6. Biological Age Dating of Infrastructure Cracks

Autonomous Crack Monitoring
(A424, A436, A448, A467, A480, A490, A214, A223, 60020779)

Year

Title

Author(s)

File

November, 2012

Field Qualification of Inexpensive Wireless System to Monitor Micro-Meter Crack Response for Structural Health Monitoring


C. H. Dowding, M. Kotowsky, T. Koegel PDF
June, 2011 Interpretation of Microseismic Effects of Petroleum Production through Observed Response to Coal Mine Blasts
Charles Dowding, J. Meissner PDF
June, 2011 Comparative Field Qualification of ACM and ACSM Systems at Sycamore, IL
Tom Koegel, Charles Dowding PDF
June, 2011 Kelunji EchoPro Crack and Structural Monitoring System: User Manual for Installation, Data Collection, and Data Analysis
Tom Koegel, Charles Dowding PDF
2011 (DRAFT) Response of Uncracked Drywall Joints and Panels to Blast Vibration and Weather
J. Meissner, C. Dowding PDF
2010 Wireless Sensor Networks for Monitoring Cracks in Structures
Mathew P. Kotowsky PDF
2010 Wireless Sensor Networks for Monitoring Cracks in Structures: Source Code and Configuration Files
Mathew P. Kotowsky PDF
2010 Comparison of Micro-inch In-Plane and Out-of-Plane Response of Cracks to Blast Vibration and Weather
J. Meissner, C. Dowding PDF
2009 Response of Concrete Block Structure to Quarry Induced Ground Motion and Weather
J. Meissner, C. Dowding PDF
2009 2008-2009 Report: Test House in Franklin, WI
J. Meissner, C. Dowding, H. Bernhardt-Knai PDF
2009 Autonomous Crack Displacement Monitoring of a Residence Near a Quarry
David E. Kosnik PDF
2009 Crack Response to Blast Vibrations and
Moisture Induced Volumetric Changes in Foundation Soils
Charles H. Dowding, Catherine Aimone-Martin, V. Rosenhaim, and J. Meissner PDF
2008 Autonomous Remote Crack Displacement Monitoring of a Residence Near a Limestone Quarry, Naples, Florida
David E. Kosnik PDF
2007 Autonomous Crack Monitoring
(TEA-21 Years 1-8 Final Report)
Charles H. Dowding PDF
2007 Multi-Hop Wireless Crack Measurement For Control Of Construction Vibrations
Charles H. Dowding, Mat Kotowsky, Hasan Ozer PDF
2007 "Response of Historic Structure to Long-term Environmental and Construction Vibration Effects," Proceedings, 7th International Symposium on Field Measurements in Geomechanics (FMGM), American Society of Civil Engineers, Reston, VA
Charles H. Dowding, Daniel Marron, and Remi Baillot PDF
2007 "Case Studies in Integrated Autonomous Remote Monitoring," Proceedings, 7th International Symposium on Field Measurements in Geomechanics (FMGM), American Society of Civil Engineers, Reston, VA
D. Kosnik, M. P. Kotowsky, Charles H. Dowding, and Richard J. Finno PDF
2007 "Internet-Enabled Geotechnical Data Exchange," Proceedings, 7th International Symposium on Field Measurements in Geomechanics (FMGM), American Society of Civil Engineers, Reston, VA
David E. Kosnik PDF
2007 "Blast Induced Micrometer Response of Cracks in Concrete Block Structures," Proceedings, 4th World Conference on Explosives and Blasting, European Federation of Explosive Engineers, UK
Charles H. Dowding PDF
2007 "Strategic Aggregates Study: Sources, Constraints, and Economic Value of Limestone and Sand in Florida,"
Lampl Herbert Consultants PDF
2007 "Micrometer Crack Response to Rock Blast Vibrations, Wind Gusts & Weather Effects" Proceedings of the GeoDenver Congress of the Geo-Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Reston, VA Charles H. Dowding and Catherine T. Aimone-Martin PDF
2007 "Ground Motions from and House Response to Underground Aggregate Mining", Proceedings of the 33rd Conference on Explosives and Blasting Technique, International Society of Explosive Engineers, Cleveland, OH Charles H. Dowding, G.F. Revey, and Mike Waldron PDF
2006 Response of Test House to Vibroseis Vibrations and Environmental Forces David L. Teasdale, Jack L. Kiker, Lewis L. Oriard, Charles H. Dowding, Scott J. Morrison PDF
2006 "Qualification of Autonomous Crack Monitoring Systems" Brandon G. Hughes PDF
2006 "Residential Crack Response to Vibrations from Underground Mining" Mike J. Waldron PDF
2006 "Structure Response of Two Structures Near the
Sibley Limestone Quarry, LLC, Trenton, Michigan"
Catherine T. Aimone-Martin and Vitor Rosenhaim PDF
2005 Crack Response to Long-Term Environmental and Blast Vibration Effects Charles H. Dowding, Laureen McKenna PDF
2005 "Structure Response to Trench and Road Blasting", Proceedings of the 3rd World Conference on Explosives and Blasting, European Federation of Explosives Engineers, Brighton, England Vitor L. Rosenhaim, Charles H. Dowding, and Catherine T. Aimone-Martin PDF
2005 "Wireless Sensor Networks for Crack Displacement Measurement" Hasan Ozer PDF
2005 "Blasting Attenuation Study" Catherine T. Aimone-Martin PDF
2005 "Florida SR-66 Sinkhole Monitoring"
David E. Kosnik PDF
2005 "Effect of Crack Width on Carbonation: Implications for Crack Dating" Laura Sullivan-Green PDF
2005 "Blast-Induced Structural and Crack Response of a Brick Residential Structure Near an Aggregate Quarry", Proceedings of the ISEE Conferences on Explosives & Blasting Technique - 2005, International Society of Explosive Engineers, Cleveland, OH. Catherine T. Aimone-Martin and Charles H. Dowding PDF
2004 "Crack Response of a Historic Structure to Weather Effects and Construction Vibrations" Remi Baillot PDF
2004 "Standardization of Automated Crack Monitoring Apparatus for Long-Term Commercial Applications" Markian B. Petrina PDF
2004 "Response of Cracks to Construction Vibrations and Environmental Effects", Geotechnical Engineering for Transportation Projects, M.K. Yegian & E. Kavazanjian, Eds. Special Geotechnical Publication #126, ASCE, pgs 1767-1776 Charles H. Dowding, Mickey L. Snider

PDF

2003 "Effect of Blast Design on Crack Response", presented at the 2nd World Conference on Explosives and Blasting, European Federation of Explosives Engineers, Prague, Czech Republic Charles H. Dowding, C. Aimone-Martin, Mickey L. Snider PDF
2003 "New Approach to Control of Vibrations Generated by Construction in Rock and Soil", Proceedings of the Soil and Rock America Symposium, the 12th Pan American Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotecnical Engineering and the 39th US Rock Mechanics Symposium, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Charles H. Dowding, Mickey L. Snider PDF
2003 "Micrometer Measurement of Cracks to Compare Blast and Environmental Effects", ISEE Proceedings. Charles H. Dowding, Michaël Louis PDF
2003 "Crack Response to Weather Effects, Blasting, and Construction Vibrations" Mickey L. Snider PDF
2003 "Addendum I: Direct Measurement of Crack Response of Four OSM Study Structures", Comparative Study of Structure Response to Coal Mine Blasting, U.S. Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining, Pittsburgh, PA. Charles H. Dowding, Laureen M. McKenna PDF
2002 Structure Response to Blast Vibration in Singleton, Australia A. Richards, A. Moore PDF
2002 "Comparison of Measured Crack Response in Diverse Structures to Dynamic Events and Weather Phenomena" Laureen M. McKenna PDF
2001 "Measure the Crack Instead of Construction Vibration", Geostrata Charles H. Dowding PDF
2001 "Blasting Complaints: Old Problem, New Approach" in Aggregates Manager 5 (10) Charles H. Dowding PDF
2000 "Autonomous Crack Comparometer Phase II" Michaël Louis PDF
2000 "Control of Construction Vibrations with an Autonomous Crack Comparometer" Proceedings of the Conference on Explosives and Blasting Technique, Munich, Germany Charles H. Dowding, Damian R. Siebert PDF
2000 Autonomous Crack Comparometer Damian R. Siebert PDF
2000 Autonomous Crack Comparometer Damian R. Siebert Link
1988 Autonomous Crack Comparometer Damian R. Siebert Link
1988 Comparison of Environmental and Blast Response in Blanford, Indiana C. Dowding, S. Lucole PDF

 

Wireless Micro Electro-Mechanical System
(A482, A492, A217, 60020780)

Year

Title

Author(s)

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  Wireless Micro-Electro Mechanical System (MEMS)
(TEA-21 Years 5-8 Final Report)
  PDF
2007 Lucid Dreaming: Reliable Analog Event Detection for Energy Constrained Applications. In Proceedings, IPSN 2007, Cambridge, Massachusetts C.H. Dowding, M. Kotowsky et. al. PDF
2007 Multi-hop wireless crack measurement for control of construction vibrations. Geotechnical Special Publication No. 175: Proc. Field Measurements in Geomechanics 2007 eds. Jerry DiMaggio and Peter Osborn. American Society of Civil Engineers, Reston, Virginia. Dowding, C.H., Kotowsky, M.P., Ozer, H. PDF

2007

"Potentiometers for Measuring Micro-inch Crack Displacements with Wireless Systems" Proceedings of the Eighth International Symposium on Rock
Fragmentation by Blasting, Fragblast Section of the International Society of Explosive Engineers, Cleveland, OH.

Charles H. Dowding, Hasan Ozer, and Dan Marron

PDF
2006 "Wireless Crack Measurement for Control of Construction Vibrations"
Proceedings of the GeoAtlanta Congress of the Geo-Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Reston, VA

Charles H. Dowding, Hasan Ozer, and Mat Kotowsky

PDF
2005 "Wireless sensor networks for crack displacement measurement." MS thesis, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois.

Ozer, H.

PDF
2005 Wireless data acquisition system. Smart Dust Challenge. Crossbow, Inc., San Jose, California.

Kotowsky, M.P., and Ozer, H.

PDF
2005 Crossbow Technology, Inc's 2005 Smart Dust Challenge Poster Mathew Kotowsky, Hasan Ozer PDF
2004 "Wireless Data Acquisition System", An Application to Crossbow's Smart Dust Challenge Hasan Ozer, Mathew Kotowsky PDF

 

Time Domain Reflectometry
(A425, A443, A449, A465, A483)

Year

Title

Author(s)

File

  Time Doman Reflectometry
(TEA-21 Years 1-5 Final Report)
  PDF
2004 "Finite-element Analysis of Time Domain Reflectometry Cable-grout-soil Interaction", Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, Vol. 130, No. 3, pp. 231-239, March 2004 (preprint) James Tanner Blackburn, Charles H. Dowding PDF
2003 "New Developments in TDR Cable Surveillance of Potential Instability", conference paper presented at FMGM 2003 - the 6th International Symposium on Field Measurements in GeoMechanics, Oslo, Norway, September 15-18, 2003 Charles H. Dowding, Matthieu L. Dussud, Kevin M. O'Connor PDF
2003 "Monitoring Deformation in Rock and Soil with TDR Sensor Cables: Part 1. Concept and Case History, and Part 2. Lessons Learned Using Time Domain Reflectometry", Geotechnical Instrumentation News, pp. 81-89 (reprinted with permission) Charles H. Dowding, Matthieu L. Dussud, William F. Kane,
Kevin M. O'Connor
PDF
2002 TDR Monitoring of Soil Deformation: Case Histories and Field Techniques (Master of Science Thesis) Matthieu L. Dussud PDF
2002 Finite Element Analysis of TDR Cable-Grout-Soil Mass Interaction During Localized Shearing (Master of Science Thesis) James Tanner Blackburn PDF
2002 "Geo-Measurements with Metallic TDR Cable Technology for Infrastructure Surveillance", TRB Annual Meeting Charles H. Dowding, Kevin M. O'Connor PDF
2001 "Real Time Monitoring of Infrastructure of Subsidence Along I-70 in Washington, PA.", TRB Meeting Charles H. Dowding, Kevin M. O'Connor, PennDOT Personnel PDF
2001 "Real Time Monitoring of Infrastructure Using TDR Technology: Case Histories", FHWA report Charles H. Dowding, Kevin M. O'Connor PDF
2000 "Real Time Monitoring of Infrastructure Using TDR Technology: Principles", FHWA Conference on Applications of Geophysical Technologies to Planning, Design, Construction and Maintenance of Transportation Facilities, St. Louis Charles H. Dowding, Kevin M. O'Connor PDF
2000 "Comparison of TDR and Inclinometers for Slope Monitoring", ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication #52, Field Instrumentation, August 2000 Charles H. Dowding, Kevin M. O'Connor PDF
2000 "Real Time Monitoring of Transportation Infrastructure with TDR Technology", Proceedings of Structural Materials Technolgy IV: An NDT Conference, Technomic Publishing Co., Lancaster, PA., 2000 Charles H. Dowding, Kevin M. O'Connor PDF
1999 Geomeasurements by Pulsing TDR Cables and Probes (Chapter 1) - order direct from CRC Press Charles H. Dowding, Kevin M. O'Connor PDF
1998 Numerical Simulation of Measured Time Domain Reflectormetry Signatures (Master of Science Thesis) Stéphane P. Bordas PDF

 

Instrumentation Conference Support
(A216)

Year

Title

Author(s)

File

  Instrumentation Conference Support
(TEA-21 Year 8 Final Report)
  PDF

 

Maintain NDE Web Sites
(A483)

Year

Title

Author(s)

File

  Maintain NDE Websites (TEA-21 Year 8 Final Report)   PDF
2007 Internet-enabled geotechnical data exchange. Geotechnical Special Publication No. 175: Proc. Field Measurements in Geomechanics 2007 eds. Jerry DiMaggio and Peter Osborn. American Society of Civil Engineers, Reston, Virginia. D.E. Kosnik PDF
2006 Internet-enabled remote monitoring of civil infrastructure with TDR. Proc. TDR 2006, West Lafayette, Indiana, paper ID 6. D.E. Kosnik N/A

 

Biological Age Dating of Infrastructure Cracks
(A484)

Year

Title

Author(s)

File

  Biological Age Dating of Infrastructure Cracks
(TEA-21 Year 5 Final Report)
  PDF