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Hybrid health monitoring of PSC girder bridges using vibration and impedance based methods
Author(s): Dong-Soo Hong; Jeong-Tae Kim; Won-Bae Na; Han-Sung Do
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Paper Abstract

To develop a promising hybrid structural health monitoring (SHM) system, which enables to detect damage by the dynamic response of the entire structure and more accurately locate damage with denser sensor array, a combined use of structural vibration and electro-mechanical (EM) impedance is proposed. The hybrid SHM system is designed to use vibration characteristics as global index and EM impedance as local index. The proposed health-monitoring scheme is implemented into prestressed concrete (PSC) girder bridges for which a series of damage scenarios are designed to simulate various prestress-loss situations at which the target bridges can experience during their service life. The measured experimental results, modal parameters and electro-magnetic impedance signatures, are carefully analyzed to recognize the occurrence of damage and furthermore to indicate its location.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 April 2007
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 6532, Health Monitoring of Structural and Biological Systems 2007, 65321W (11 April 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.720909
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Dong-Soo Hong, Pukyong National Univ. (South Korea)
Jeong-Tae Kim, Pukyong National Univ. (South Korea)
Won-Bae Na, Pukyong National Univ. (South Korea)
Han-Sung Do, Pukyong National Univ. (South Korea)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6532:
Health Monitoring of Structural and Biological Systems 2007
Tribikram Kundu, Editor(s)

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