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Strategic sensor locations of FPR bridge decks
Author(s): Hwai-Chung Wu; Kraig Warnemuende; An Yan; Bin Mu
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Paper Abstract

Advanced fiber-reinforced polymer composite (FRP) has been increasingly used in bridge deck to replace concrete or steel. A FRP bridge deck can be designed to meet AASHTO HS-25 load requirements. FRP decks have many advantages over the conventional reinforced concrete or steel decks owing to their lightweight, high strength and corrosion resistance. However, such new deck system requires extensive monitoring to ensure its designed performance before its widespread acceptance by the bridge community. For inspection and evaluation purpose, a proper monitoring system consisting of various kinds of sensors installed in the FRP deck is critical. This paper provides a framework for designing an efficient monitoring system. The strategic sensor locations are identified based on the stress analysis of the FRP deck.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 2003
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5047, Smart Nondestructive Evaluation and Health Monitoring of Structural and Biological Systems II, (1 August 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.484426
Show Author Affiliations
Hwai-Chung Wu, Wayne State Univ. (United States)
Kraig Warnemuende, Wayne State Univ. (United States)
An Yan, Wayne State Univ. (United States)
Bin Mu, Wayne State Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5047:
Smart Nondestructive Evaluation and Health Monitoring of Structural and Biological Systems II
Tribikram Kundu, Editor(s)

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