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Bridge Monitoring

Vardanega, PJ and Webb, GT and Fidler, PRA and Middleton, CR (2015) Bridge Monitoring. In: Innovative Bridge Design Handbook Construction, Rehabilitation and Maintenance. Butterworth-Heinemann.

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Structural health monitoring (SHM) has the potential to transform the bridge engineering industry by providing stakeholders with additional information to inform decisions about the design, operation, and management of bridges throughout the structures’ lifespans. This chapter gives guidance on SHM for engineers who design, build, operate, and maintain bridges. There remain numerous technical challenges to overcome when deploying SHM systems; however the most important issues to consider are how to decide what information is required, and then how to develop a strategy to deliver this information in a form that is easy to interpret and can inform decision making. This chapter gives an introduction to the uses and current capabilities of SHM. Directions for future research and management of bridge SHM systems are also discussed.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Structural health monitoring (SHM); bridge management emerging technologies value of information
Divisions: Div D > Structures
Div D > Construction Engineering
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2017 20:10
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2018 02:28