A COMPARISON OF BRIDGE LOAD CAPACITY USING ACCELEROMETER AND STRAIN GAUGE DATA

This paper describes a load-test procedure using accelerometer response and compares the results with that obtained using the traditionally used strain-gage data. The load rating provides an approximate load capacity of a bridge based on the available capacity of a critical girder for a predefined loading path. The results indicate that the accelerometer can conveniently extract information of bridges irrespective of their material status. Application of the accelerometer to a cracked concrete girder is quite useful for bridge load rating. Accelerometer data also provide additional information to measure the vehicle-bridge dynamic interaction.

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  • Authors:
    • CHOWDHURY, M R
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  • Publication Date: 2000

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  • English

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 123-129

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  • Accession Number: 00793114
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 1566769493
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 2 2000 12:00AM