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Evaluating the reliability of highway bridges following hazards in real-time by structural health monitoring (RT-SHM-D+P)
Author(s): A. Emin Aktan; Kirk A. Grimmelsman; Korhan Ciloglu; Qin Pan
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Paper Abstract

Health monitoring of infrastructure systems for their proactive management to make the best use of limited resources for their optimum life-cycle performance, protection and preservation is a promising paradigm. Structural health monitoring (SHM) technologies have sufficiently evolved to accomplish real-time post-hazard evaluation of highway bridges. Solution of the pressing and critical problem of post-hazard bridge condition evaluation is possible by problem-focused, coordinated cross-disciplinary research. A newly initiated research program, which has been formulated for creating knowledge to construct an intelligent bridge SHM system, is presented in this paper. An overview of the state-of-the-art research in SHM is outlined.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 July 2004
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 5395, Nondestructive Detection and Measurement for Homeland Security II, (14 July 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.548334
Show Author Affiliations
A. Emin Aktan, Drexel Univ. (United States)
Kirk A. Grimmelsman, Drexel Univ. (United States)
Korhan Ciloglu, Drexel Univ. (United States)
Qin Pan, Drexel Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5395:
Nondestructive Detection and Measurement for Homeland Security II
Steven R. Doctor; Yoseph Bar-Cohen; A. Emin Aktan; H. Felix Wu, Editor(s)

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