Continuous monitoring of concrete bridges during construction and service as a tool for data-driven bridge health monitoring

D. Inaudi, B. Glisic

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Abstract

Bridges are omnipresent in every society and they affect its human, social, ecological, economical, cultural and esthetic aspects. This is why a durable and safe usage of bridges is an imperative goal of structural management. Measurement and monitoring have an essential role in structural management. The benefits of the information obtained by monitoring are apparent in several domains. First, it helps to improve and enlarge the knowledge concerning structural behavior and makes accurate calibration of numerical models describing and predicting this possible behavior. Thus, project and construction can be optimized in structural and economical aspects. Second, permanent monitoring can give early indications of structural malfunction. In this way, safety measures can be considered in time, and intervention on the structure can be performed immediately and with minimal economic losses. The lifespan of a bridge starts with construction. Followed by testing of the bridge and most importantly the service period. During service, the structure may be refurbished, strengthened or enlarged, according to necessities. Finally, at the end of usage, the bridge can be dismantled. Monitoring during each period of the bridge lifespan is important and can give rich information allowing a better understanding of structural behavior and consequently better planned and less expensive management. In this paper, a brief introduction to the monitoring process is firstly presented. Then, the importance of the monitoring of each period of a bridge's life is examined step by step, and illustrated with a relevant practical application examples.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management - Bridge Maintenance, Safety, Management, Life-Cycle Performane and Cost
PublisherTaylor and Francis/ Balkema
Pages421-422
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)0415403154, 9780415403153
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event3rd International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management - Bridge Maintenance, Safety, Management, Life-Cycle Performance and Cost - Porto, Portugal
Duration: Jul 16 2006Jul 19 2006

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management - Bridge Maintenance, Safety, Management, Life-Cycle Performance and Cost

Other

Other3rd International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management - Bridge Maintenance, Safety, Management, Life-Cycle Performance and Cost
CountryPortugal
CityPorto
Period7/16/067/19/06

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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    Inaudi, D., & Glisic, B. (2006). Continuous monitoring of concrete bridges during construction and service as a tool for data-driven bridge health monitoring. In Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management - Bridge Maintenance, Safety, Management, Life-Cycle Performane and Cost (pp. 421-422). (Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management - Bridge Maintenance, Safety, Management, Life-Cycle Performance and Cost). Taylor and Francis/ Balkema. https://doi.org/10.1201/b18175-168