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Title:Feasibility Study of Mobile Scanning Technology for Fast Damage Detection of Rural Bridge Using Wireless Sensors
Authors:Suren Chen, Jun Wu, and Feng Chen
Publication Date:Jun 2010
Report #:MPC-10-219
Project #:MPC-304
TRID #:01164257
Keywords:bridges, deterioration, feasibility analysis, inspection, rural areas, sensors, structural health monitoring
Type:Research Report – MPC Publications

 

Abstract

This study aims at conducting the feasibility study on detecting damage of bridges through using passing vehicles and wireless sensors. As the first step, the finite element program has been compiled and some explorative tests have been conducted. It is found that the damage detection process is affected by the parameters of the vehicles and bridge, such as mass ratio, stiffness ratio, vehicle speed, bridge type, road roughness, etc. The theoretical results showed satisfied results of the proposed approach. Because of the scope and limitation of the testing in this study, however, further study will be needed to validate the applicability of this approach with advanced testing in the future.

How to Cite

Chen, Suren, Jun Wu, and Feng Chen. Feasibility Study of Mobile Scanning Technology for Fast Damage Detection of Rural Bridge Using Wireless Sensors, MPC-10-219. North Dakota State University - Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute, Fargo: Mountain-Plains Consortium, 2010.

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