REMOTE BRIDGE MONITORING: A SURVEY
A comprehensive survey on remote bridge monitoring is reported. This includes information on the state of the art techniques employed and details of the various sensors used to monitor different parameters such as strain, deflection, corrosion, inclination and scour. The details of various bridges in Rhode Island are reviewed and typical service problems of interest for remote monitoring are identified. These include post-tension monitoring and monitoring of strain levels at diaphragm connections and cover plate welds for assessing fatigue crack susceptibility. Appropriate sensor type, configuration and monitoring schemes are suggested for these issues. Finally some recommendations based on forethought are suggested for remote monitoring and inspection of the newly proposed Providence River Bridge.
- Date on cover: June 2003.
University of Rhode Island, KingstonDepartment of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics
Kingston, RI United States 02881
Rhode Island Department of TransportationState Office Building, 2 Capitol Hill
Providence, RI United States 02903
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Parameswaran, V N
- Shukla, A
- McEwen, E
- Publication Date: 2003-3
- Features: Figures; References;
- Pagination: 39 p.
- TRT Terms: Bridges; Corrosion; Cracking; Deflection; Fatigue (Mechanics); Inspection; Monitoring; Recommendations; Remote sensing; Scour; Sensors; State of the art; Strain (Mechanics); Structural connection; Surveys; Welds
- Geographic Terms: Rhode Island
- Subject Areas: Bridges and other structures; Design; Highways; Research; I24: Design of Bridges and Retaining Walls;
- Accession Number: 00962165
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-RIDOT-RTD-03-4
- Contract Numbers: SPR-227-2249
- Files: TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
- Created Date: Aug 22 2003 12:00AM