Initial investigations into the thermal response of the first metal 3D printed bridge

Rolands Kromanis, Craig Buchanan

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Abstract

3D printing, more formally called additive manufacturing, has the potential to revolutionise the construction sector through improved structural efficiency, reduced material use and greater architectural freedom. The first metal 3D printed structure, the MX3D Bridge, has been designed, non-destructively tested and instrumented with an extensive structural health monitoring network. This network will measure the structural behaviour of the bridge, and act as a 'living laboratory', in its final location in the centre of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Initial investigations into the thermal response of the bridge are presented, based on a one-month period of data collected during a nine-month sensor installation and commissioning programme at the University of Twente, the Netherlands. The regression-based thermal response prediction methodology is employed to predict the structural response from distributed temperature measurements. Although only a two-week input data period is used for the model training, the developed regression models are capable of generating accurate response predictions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 10th International Conference on Structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructure
Pages1593-1599
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2021
Event10th International Conference on Structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructure, SHMII 2021 - Porto (Online), Portugal
Duration: 30 Jun 20212 Jul 2021
Conference number: 10

Conference

Conference10th International Conference on Structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructure, SHMII 2021
Abbreviated titleSHMII 2021
Country/TerritoryPortugal
CityPorto (Online)
Period30/06/212/07/21

Keywords

  • additive manufacturing
  • arc additive manufacturing
  • bridge
  • metal 3D printing
  • signal processing
  • stainless steel
  • temperature loads
  • Thermal response
  • wire

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