Comparison of visual inspection and structural-health monitoring as bridge condition assessment methods

Agdas, Duzgun, Rice, Jennifer A., Martinez, Justin R., & Lasa, Ivan R. (2016) Comparison of visual inspection and structural-health monitoring as bridge condition assessment methods. Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, 30(3), Article Number-04015049.

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Abstract

This paper presents the results of a research project aimed at examining the capabilities and challenges of two distinct but not mutually exclusive approaches to in-service bridge assessment: visual inspection and installed monitoring systems. In this study, the intended functionality of both approaches was evaluated on its ability to identify potential structural damage and to provide decision-making support. Inspection and monitoring are compared in terms of their functional performance, cost, and barriers (real and perceived) to implementation. Both methods have strengths and weaknesses across the metrics analyzed, and it is likely that a hybrid evaluation technique that adopts both approaches will optimize efficiency of condition assessment and ultimately lead to better decision making.

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ID Code: 86517
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)CF.1943-5509.0000802
ISSN: 1943-5509
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > CIVIL ENGINEERING (090500) > Construction Engineering (090502)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > CIVIL ENGINEERING (090500) > Infrastructure Engineering and Asset Management (090505)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > CIVIL ENGINEERING (090500) > Structural Engineering (090506)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 American Society of Civil Engineers
Deposited On: 12 Aug 2015 23:02
Last Modified: 19 May 2016 02:56

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