Experimental validation of a drive-by stiffness identification method for bridge monitoring
|Title:||Experimental validation of a drive-by stiffness identification method for bridge monitoring||Authors:||McGetrick, P.
O'Brien, Eugene J.
|Permanent link:||http://hdl.handle.net/10197/7052||Date:||16-Jun-2015||Abstract:||An experimental investigation is carried out to verify the feasibility of using an instrumented vehicle to detect and monitor bridge dynamic parameters. The low cost method consists of the use of a moving vehicle fitted with accelerometers on its axles. In the laboratory experiment, the vehicle-bridge interaction model consists of a scaled two-axle vehicle model crossing a simply supported steel beam. The bridge model also includes a scaled road surface profile. The effects of varying the vehicle model configuration and speed are investigated. A finite element beam model is calibrated using the experimental results and a novel algorithm for the identification of global bridge stiffness is validated. Using measured vehicle accelerations as input to the algorithm, the beam stiffness is identified with a reasonable degree of accuracy.||Funding Details:||European Commission - Seventh Framework Programme (FP7)||Type of material:||Journal Article||Publisher:||Sage Publications||Copyright (published version):||2015 the Authors||Keywords:||Acceleration;Bridge;Drive-by;Monitoring;Stiffness;Vehicle–bridge interaction||DOI:||10.1177/1475921715578314||Language:||en||Status of Item:||Peer reviewed|
|Appears in Collections:||Civil Engineering Research Collection|
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