Structural health monitoring of railroad bridges - Research needs and preliminary results

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Abstract

The initial content of this paper presents results of a survey-based study that identified simplified displacement monitoring of railroad bridges under trains as the main research interest of railroad bridge structural engineers. The second part of this publication describes a railroad bridge classification towards structural health monitoring (SHM) applications, based on current structural engineering problems and challenges identified by the railroad industry for each railroad bridge type. Finally, this paper briefly describes ongoing research related to attempting to monitor railroad bridge deflections by means of using simplified wireless sensors, and preliminary field experimentation and proof of concept validations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationStructures Congress 2012 - Proceedings of the 2012 Structures Congress
Pages2141-2152
Number of pages12
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2012
EventStructures Congress 2012 - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: Mar 29 2012Mar 31 2012

Publication series

NameStructures Congress 2012 - Proceedings of the 2012 Structures Congress

Other

OtherStructures Congress 2012
CountryUnited States
CityChicago, IL
Period3/29/123/31/12

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction

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Moreu, F., LaFave, J. M., & Spencer, B. F. (2012). Structural health monitoring of railroad bridges - Research needs and preliminary results. In Structures Congress 2012 - Proceedings of the 2012 Structures Congress (pp. 2141-2152). (Structures Congress 2012 - Proceedings of the 2012 Structures Congress). https://doi.org/10.1061/9780784412367.188