Health Monitoring of Bridge Structures and Components Using Smart-Structure Technology

Project Details
STATUS

Completed

START DATE

10/01/03

END DATE

09/30/04

RESEARCH CENTERS InTrans, BEC, CTRE
SPONSORS

Wisconsin Department of Transportation

Researchers
Principal Investigator
Brent Phares

Bridge Research Engineer, BEC

Co-Principal Investigator
Terry Wipf

Faculty Affiliate

Co-Principal Investigator
Lowell Greimann

Bridge Engineer

Student Researcher(s)
Yoon-Si Lee

About the research

The objective of this research was to synthesize information on structural health monitoring technologies with a specific interest in those having smart-structure attributes. Following a comprehensive information collection campaign and a survey of State Departments of Transportation, the identified structural health monitoring technologies (both currently in use and emerging) were carefully reviewed and summarized. This final report includes a brief summary of the history of bridge evaluation in the United States of America, current and future trends of Structural Health Monitoring, and a series of completed SHM Technology Evaluation Forms for each of the identified technologies. In addition, a searchable database has been developed and is included with the final report that allows easy identification and review of structural health monitoring technologies. This volume (Volume I) summarizes the research approach and the key findings of the work. Volume II consists of completed SHM Technology Evaluation Forms for the 101 synthesized technologies.

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