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Development of smart seismic bridge bearing using fiber optic Bragg-grating sensors
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Paper Abstract

After a bridge was completed, a faulting at supporting point may occur because of the unexpected loads to bridge bearing. Serviceability of bridges could be impaired by the faulting which had caused structural damage. Therefore, it is needed for a smart bridge bearing which can observe the supporting points continuously. Some of bridge bearings have been developed for measuring vertical load and vertical displacement by installing sensors in the bearing. However in those systems, it is not easy to be replaced with new sensors when repairs are needed. In this study, the smart bridge bearing of which sensors can be replaced has been developed to overcome such a problem. In this study, strain signals were used for measuring both vertical displacements and loads. Smart bridge bearings based on FBG sensors consist of EQS(Eradi Quake System) which has been commercially used for seismic bridge bearings. Experiments were carried out to prove applicability of the smart bridge bearing based on FBG sensors that can measure vertical displacements and loads.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 April 2013
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 8692, Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems 2013, 869228 (22 April 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2009629
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Sung-Jin Chang, Pusan National Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
Nam-Sik Kim, Pusan National Univ. (Korea, Republic of)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8692:
Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems 2013
Jerome Peter Lynch; Chung-Bang Yun; Kon-Well Wang, Editor(s)

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