Bridge testing, monitoring and condition assessment in Finland

Ilkka Hakola, Petr Hradil, Minna Halonen

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Abstract

The paper gives an overview of Finnish bridges, their conditions and methods to estimate the condition using loading tests and monitoring. The measured data from bridge loading tests and afterward from monitored data have been transferred to laboratory for detail analyzing. The analysis also includes Finite Element model about the bridge, which have been used to simulate the loading tests and also to calculate possible failure modes for the bridge. By analyzing methods heavy vehicles crossing the bridge are possible to find out and calculate the speeds and weights and also define the life age of welded connections. The bridge loading tests are introduced as a part of whole bridge management system and also part of whole infra management system
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBridge Maintenance, Safety, Management, Resilience and Sustainability
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the Sixth International IABMAS Conference, Stresa, Lake Maggiore, Italy, 8-12 July 2012
PublisherCRC Press
Pages150-156
ISBN (Print)978-041562124-3
Publication statusPublished - 2012
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event6th International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management, IABMAS 2012 - Lake Maggiore, Stresa, Italy
Duration: 8 Jul 201212 Jul 2012

Conference

Conference6th International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management, IABMAS 2012
Abbreviated titleIABMAS 2012
CountryItaly
CityStresa
Period8/07/1212/07/12

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    Hakola, I., Hradil, P., & Halonen, M. (2012). Bridge testing, monitoring and condition assessment in Finland. In Bridge Maintenance, Safety, Management, Resilience and Sustainability: Proceedings of the Sixth International IABMAS Conference, Stresa, Lake Maggiore, Italy, 8-12 July 2012 (pp. 150-156). CRC Press.