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Monitoring of bridges subject to transversal cracks
Author(s): Charles Abdunur
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Paper Abstract

In a bridge, flexure cracks can be spotted and their mechanical consequences estimated through the automatically measured redistribution of curvature variations under convenient loading and a quick chain application of the classical expression for bending moment in beams. The residual flexural stiffnesses are thus obtained and introduced into a specific structural analysis program to define the new statical system of the bridge. More realistic stresses can then be predicted for any given live loads and at any time intervals.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 September 1994
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 2361, Second European Conference on Smart Structures and Materials, (13 September 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.184815
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Charles Abdunur, Lab. Central des Ponts et Chaussees (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2361:
Second European Conference on Smart Structures and Materials
Alaster McDonach; Peter T. Gardiner; Ron S. McEwen; Brian Culshaw, Editor(s)

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