Comparison of strains at the superstructure of a bridge, obtained with a mathematical model, with those obtained during field testing using fiber optic monitoring equipment

Integration of tasks such as instrumentation, monitoring, calibration of mathematical models and experimental testing leads increasingly to develop intelligent structures with systems that allow quick identification of misbehavior and practical details that will help organize maintenance and repair works, as well as prevent damage or catastrophic failures. Because bridge safety is an important issue in road management, structural health monitoring (SHM) has become a very useful tool for the management of these structures. This paper describes an implemented monitoring system in the Chiapas Bridge developed to study its structural behavior. Also, a series of load set ups and results of these tests are described and compared with results obtained from a simplified mathematical model. Study of strains induced by temperature changes and strain records obtained on site due to passing trucks is described as well.

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    • Alternate title: Comparison of the strain of the superstructure of a bridge with an analytical model and field test using monitoring equipment based fiber optic sensors. Abstract reprinted with permission of the World Road Association – PIARC.
  • Corporate Authors:

    World Road Association (PIARC)

    La Grande Arche, Paroi Nord, Niveau 5
    F-92055 La Defense Cedex,   France 
  • Authors:
    • Arenas-Garcia, L M
    • Gomez-Martinez, R
    • Garcia-Soto, A D
    • Escobar, J A
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  • Publication Date: 2011


  • English

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

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  • Accession Number: 01523548
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 2840602679
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 10 2014 3:55PM