A PASSIVE STRUCTURAL HEALTH MONITORING SYSTEM FOR BRIDGES

This paper discusses the development and testing of a passive, peak strain sensor technology for use in damage assessment and health monitoring of bridges. The technology is based on the irreversible magnetic property changes that occur in a class of steel alloys when strained. This feature provides for sensors which can passively monitor the peak applied strain (or deflection) at a specific location within a structure. Results of past and ongoing test applications as well as a discussion on future instrumentation sites are presented.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Technomic Publishing Company, Incorporated

    851 New Holland Avenue, Box 3535
    Lancaster, PA  United States  17604
  • Authors:
    • Westermo, B
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1996

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 198-203

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00725877
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 13 1996 12:00AM