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Bridge Damage Detection: Integration of Structural Health Monitoring System Concepts and Components - A Statewide Collaboration

Image: Side view of US 30 demonstration bridge ove

US 30 demonstration bridge over the South Skunk River

Researcher(s)

Principal investigators:

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Project status

Completed

Start date: 09/01/11
End date: 10/31/13

Publications

Reports:

Tech transfer summary: Integration of Bridge Damage Detection Concepts and Components (639.14 kb pdf) Oct 2013

Sponsor(s)/partner(s)

Sponsor(s):

About the research

Abstract:

The Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) started investing in research (through both the Iowa Highway Research Board and the Office of Bridges and Structures) in 2003 to develop a structural health monitoring (SHM) system capable of identifying damage and able to report on the general operational condition of bridges. In some cases, the precipitous for these developments has been a desire to avoid damage that might go unnoticed until the next biennial inspection. Of specific and immediate concern was the state’s inventory of fracture-critical structures.

The goal of this project was to bring together various components of recently-completed research at Iowa’s Regent Universities with the following specific objectives: