Longtime monitoring with smart sensor networks: The case of the zwartewaterbrug

T. Siebel, A. Friedmann, W. Strobel, M. Guse, A. Hartmann

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Abstract

Experiences with a longtime monitoring system applied to the Zwartewaterbrug in the Netherlands are described in this paper. The investigated part is a steel tied-arch bridge of 104 meter in length. It was built in 1972 and is exemplary for the numerous aging bridges where real traffic loads exceed the design loads. The investigation focusses on testing the functionality of a prototype monitoring system. The proposed monitoring system is based on distributed vibration measurements and on the analysis of bridge modal parameters. The data acquisition unit consists of three sensor nodes and 12 measurement channels. Special attention is paid to the usability of low cost sensors for long term bridge monitoring. The monitoring system is simple to install, it stays permanently installed and acquires data during bridge operation. Measurement period was between October 2014 and June 2015. Results show that mode shapes and modal frequencies can automatically be identified and tracked while the bridge is in full operation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLife-Cycle of Engineering Systems: Emphasis on Sustainable Civil Infrastructure
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the Fifth International Symposium on Life-Cycle Engineering (IALCCE 2016), 16-19 October 2016, Delft, The Netherlands
EditorsJaap Bakker, Dan M. Frangopol, Klaas van Breugel
PublisherCRC Press
Pages1773-1779
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9781138028470
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event5th International Symposium on Life-Cycle Engineering 2016: Life-Cycle of Engineering Systems: Emphasis on Sustainable Civil Infrastructure - Delft, Netherlands
Duration: 16 Oct 201619 Oct 2016
Conference number: 5
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Conference

Conference5th International Symposium on Life-Cycle Engineering 2016
Abbreviated titleIALCCE 2016
CountryNetherlands
CityDelft
Period16/10/1619/10/16
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