Testing and Monitoring

Although it is now possible to monitor the structural responses of bridges, in many cases the end results are not particularly helpful for making real decisions. In order to make a structural health monitoring system a useful investment, the output from the system needs to be translated into a decision or policy regarding the structure. This article urges bridge owners and engineers to determine what exactly will be done with field data prior to taking any measurements, and provides guidelines on how to select a testing approach. The features, benefits and limitations of both long-term monitoring and live-load testing approaches are discussed.

  • Authors:
    • Aschermann, Scott T
    • Schulz, Jeffrey L
  • Publication Date: 2005-7


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 20-23
  • Serial:
    • Bridges
    • Volume: 8
    • Issue Number: 4
    • Publisher: ZweigWhite

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01003807
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 15 2005 5:53PM