FLEXIBILITY BY MULTIREFERENCE IMPACT TESTING FOR BRIDGE DIAGNOSTICS

This study is a demonstration of the application of impact testing to a 3-span reinforced bridge, as a tool for structural identification, integrity monitoring, and damage indentification. Impact testing may be conducted as either a single-reference test or a multireference test. It is noted that a modal test should be planned in the context of a system identification study if it is to successfully integrate condition evaluation with rating. The details are described of this study in which impact testing is conducted first to assess the applicability of such tests for identification and diagnostics. The study results are presented and discussed.

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  • Accession Number: 00624063
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 24 1993 12:00AM