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Author Miyamoto, Ayaho ♦ Yabe, Akito
Source SpringerLink
Content type Text
Publisher Springer-Verlag
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2012
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Technology ♦ Engineering & allied operations
Subject Keyword Bridge condition assessment ♦ Health monitoring ♦ Vibration response ♦ Public bus ♦ Substructure method ♦ Sensitivity analysis ♦ Vibration, Dynamical Systems, Control ♦ Measurement Science and Instrumentation ♦ Civil Engineering
Abstract This paper proposes a new method of assessing the condition of existing short- and medium-span bridges based on monitoring data obtained from public bus vibration. This paper not only describes details of a prototype monitoring system that uses information technology and sensors capable of providing more accurate knowledge of bridge performance than conventional ways but also shows a few specific examples of bridge condition assessment based on public bus vibration measured by using an in-service public bus instrumented for vibration measurement. This paper also describes a sensitivity analysis of deteriorating bridges based on city bus acceleration response conducted by the “substructure method” based on a finite element model to verify the above mentioned results regarding bridge performance. The main conclusions obtained in this study can be summarized as follows: (1) because the vibration responses of a passenger vehicle such as a city bus has a good linear relationship with the vibration responses of the target bridges, the proposed system can be used as a practical monitoring system for bridge condition assessment; (2) the results of sensitivity analysis performed by the substructure method show that public bus vibration responses are useful for the evaluation of target bridge performance; (3) the proposed method was applied to a network of real bridges in a local area to evaluate its effectiveness. The results indicate that the proposed method can be used to prioritize the repair/strengthening works of existing bridges based on various vibration information in order to help bridge administrators establish rational maintenance strategies.
ISSN 21905452
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2012-05-08
Publisher Place Berlin, Heidelberg
e-ISSN 21905479
Journal Journal of Civil Structural Health Monitoring
Volume Number 2
Issue Number 1
Page Count 17
Starting Page 47
Ending Page 63


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