Fiber optics technology applied to dynamic traffic load monitoring in Mexican bridges

This article discusses fibre optics monitoring on two bridges on the Guadalajara-Colima road in Mexico, beginning with a detailed description of sensor typology and data acquisition methodology. It also explains how static and dynamic monitoring of real traffic loads is being conducted to “calibrate” the sensors. The conclusion reached is that simple data collection on the structure does not suffice and that the data recorded are only useful if automatically processed and exploited. Rational criteria based on structural reliability theory must likewise be established to define threshold values for each parameter monitored.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; Photos; References;
  • Pagination: 13p
  • Monograph Title: 24th World Road Congress Proceedings: Roads for a Better Life: Mobility, Sustainability and Development

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  • Accession Number: 01523545
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 2840602679
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 9 2014 9:19PM