Using Electroluminance Technologies to Visually Indicate Building Structure Integrity

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Jian Xu
Visiting Scholar, Civil Engineering & Engineering Mechanics
Hongki Jo
Assistant Professor, Civil Engr and Engr Mechanics
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Robert Sleeper
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Title: Visual Indication of Structural Responses Using Electroluminescent (EL) Technologies


Invention: The technology addresses the issue of non-trained individuals to be able to monitor the integrity of a building. This is done by connecting a sensor to a circuit board that relays the information to an electroluminescent display module.


Background: Electroluminescence is the process of applying voltage to a material until it illuminates with color. There are pre-existing sensors that measure the integrity of buildings by applying current, pressure, or ultra-sonic waves. These signals can be sent to a display for visual inspection of the test structure.



  • Civil Engineering
  • Oil and Gas
  • Automotive Industry
  • Buildings



  • Inexpensive
  • User-friendly