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Health monitoring of the new Benicia Martinez bridge
Author(s): Ganapathy Murugesh
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes the proposed new Benicia Martinez Bridge of the State of California's transportation system and highlights the factors that led to health monitoring of this important structure. The instrumentation plan includes monitoring the structure for short term and long term structural behavior and monitoring the behavior of the structure during a seismic event. A brief overview of the instrumentation plan for the structure will be presented. As part of the health monitoring, the bridge will be instrumented during construction. A joint effort involving several agencies will be responsible for the instrumentation, data collection and data interpretation. The information collected will be used to periodically evaluate the performance of the bridge and to validate/enhance current design practice.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 August 2001
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4337, Health Monitoring and Management of Civil Infrastructure Systems, (3 August 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.435600
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Ganapathy Murugesh, California Dept. of Transportation (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4337:
Health Monitoring and Management of Civil Infrastructure Systems
Steven B. Chase; A. Emin Aktan, Editor(s)

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