MECHANICAL STRAIN RECORDER ON A CONNECTICUT BRIDGE

Mechanical strain recorders were installed on a Connecticut highway bridge. Evaluation of the first eight weeks of test results indicate that the recorders experienced some operational problems. An adequate comparison of strain range data was obtained between the mechanical and electrical strain systems; however, the repeatability of the mechanical strain recorders in recording the smaller strain ranges was not demonstrated satisfactorily. The ability of the mechanical strain recorders to record the higher strains of interest should be evaluated during Test Phase III. /FHWA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Notice of NTIS number pending. Study conducted in cooperation with FHWA.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Technology, Incorporated

    Instruments and Controls Division
    Dayton, OH  United States  45431

    Connecticut Department of Transportation

    Bureau of Highways, 24 Wolcott Hill Road, P.O. Drawer A
    Wethersfield, CT  United States  06109
  • Authors:
    • Jackson, C A
    • Feldt, G V
  • Publication Date: 1974-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 187 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00095740
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TI 54520-73-4 Intrm Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: HPR Project 344
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 26 1975 12:00AM