Combined structural and traffic monitoring of steel suspension bridge

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    Abstract

    The present paper discusses the possibility of using structural monitoring sensors such as strain gages attached to the main girders of steel bridges to collect the data about the traffic on the bridge deck. Obtaining useful data is challenging task since the load is typically transferred from the deck to the main loadcarrying structure through several intermediate structural members. The main parameters affecting the reliability of such results are the number, position and type of sensors used. The additional requirements might lead to a more complicated planning of the bridge instrumentation. On the other hand, this method can result in substantial savings in planned monitoring systems and will increase the value of monitoring data from already instrumented bridges. The method is demonstrated on a steel suspension bridge located in western Finland.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationMaintenance, Safety, Risk, Management and Life-Cycle Performance of Bridges
    Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management (IABMAS 2018), 9-13 July 2018, Melbourne, Australia
    EditorsNigel Powers, Dan M. Frangopol, Riadh Al-Mahaidi, Colin Caprani
    PublisherCRC Press
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-315-18939-0
    ISBN (Print)978-1-138-73045-8
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event9th International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management, IABMAS 2018 - Melbourne, Australia
    Duration: 9 Jul 201813 Jul 2018

    Conference

    Conference9th International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management, IABMAS 2018
    CountryAustralia
    CityMelbourne
    Period9/07/1813/07/18

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    Hradil, P., & Koski, K. (2018). Combined structural and traffic monitoring of steel suspension bridge. In N. Powers, D. M. Frangopol, R. Al-Mahaidi, & C. Caprani (Eds.), Maintenance, Safety, Risk, Management and Life-Cycle Performance of Bridges: Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management (IABMAS 2018), 9-13 July 2018, Melbourne, Australia CRC Press. https://doi.org/10.1201/9781315189390