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Short-term and long-term health monitoring experience of a short highway bridge: case study

Short-term and long-term health monitoring experience of a short highway bridge: case study Processing and interpreting a large amount of data represents a great challenge for infrastructure health monitoring. This study demonstrates how to apply some available algorithms to the data measured by a practical structural health monitoring system and how to evaluate the results. Short-term and long-term field tests were conducted on a steel highway bridge to monitor the structural behavior, including strain, displacement and temperature. The short-term test was carried out with a special vehicle crossing the bridge at different speeds. Measured dynamic strain responses are used to extract the dynamic characteristics of the structure by Eigensystem Realization Algorithm and to analyze the vehicle – bridge interaction properties by Wavelet Transform. In the long-term monitoring, strain time history and displacement versus temperature were recorded at several points. Cumulative fatigue damage model, extreme value distribution and linear regression model are, respectively, applied to the data and several indices are presented to evaluate the structural condition. Results indicate that the structural condition is deficient and further special inspection is required at the monitored bridge. The algorithms used in this paper can be applied as general structural health monitoring tools for processing of data measured on bridges. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Bridge Structures IOS Press

Short-term and long-term health monitoring experience of a short highway bridge: case study

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IOS Press
Copyright
Copyright © 2005 by IOS Press, Inc
ISSN
1573-2487
eISSN
1744-8999
DOI
10.1080/15732480412331294696
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Abstract

Processing and interpreting a large amount of data represents a great challenge for infrastructure health monitoring. This study demonstrates how to apply some available algorithms to the data measured by a practical structural health monitoring system and how to evaluate the results. Short-term and long-term field tests were conducted on a steel highway bridge to monitor the structural behavior, including strain, displacement and temperature. The short-term test was carried out with a special vehicle crossing the bridge at different speeds. Measured dynamic strain responses are used to extract the dynamic characteristics of the structure by Eigensystem Realization Algorithm and to analyze the vehicle – bridge interaction properties by Wavelet Transform. In the long-term monitoring, strain time history and displacement versus temperature were recorded at several points. Cumulative fatigue damage model, extreme value distribution and linear regression model are, respectively, applied to the data and several indices are presented to evaluate the structural condition. Results indicate that the structural condition is deficient and further special inspection is required at the monitored bridge. The algorithms used in this paper can be applied as general structural health monitoring tools for processing of data measured on bridges.

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Bridge StructuresIOS Press

Published: Jan 1, 2005

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