Condition monitoring and rating of bridge components in a rail or road network by using SHM systems within SRP

Aflatooni, Mehran, Chan, Tommy H.T., & Thambiratnam, David P. (2015) Condition monitoring and rating of bridge components in a rail or road network by using SHM systems within SRP. Structural Monitoring and Maintenance, 2(3), pp. 199-211.

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Abstract

The safety and performance of bridges could be monitored and evaluated by Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) systems. These systems try to identify and locate the damages in a structure and estimate their severities. Current SHM systems are applied to a single bridge, and they have not been used to monitor the structural condition of a network of bridges. This paper propose a new method which will be used in Synthetic Rating Procedures (SRP) developed by the authors of this paper and utilizes SHM systems for monitoring and evaluating the condition of a network of bridges. Synthetic rating procedures are used to assess the condition of a network of bridges and identify their ratings. As an additional part of the SRP, the method proposed in this paper can continuously monitor the behaviour of a network of bridges and therefore it can assist to prevent the sudden collapses of bridges or the disruptions to their serviceability. The method could be an important part of a bridge management system (BMS) for managers and engineers who work on condition assessment of a network of bridges.

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ID Code: 89194
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Synthetic rating procedures, Structural health monitoring systems, Strain gauges, Deflection sensors, Bridge management systems, Critically and vulnerability assessment
DOI: 10.12989/smm.2015.2.3.199
ISSN: 2288-6605
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 Techno-Press, Ltd.
Deposited On: 16 Oct 2015 04:14
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2015 05:02

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