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Analysis of monitoring data from cable-stayed bridge using sensor fusion techniques
Author(s): Daniele Zonta; Federico Bruschetta; Riccardo Zandonini; Matteo Pozzi; Ming Wang; Yang Zhao; Daniele Inaudi; Daniele Posenato; Branko Glisic
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Paper Abstract

This paper illustrates an application of Bayesian logic to monitoring data analysis and structural condition state inference. The case study is a 260 m long cable-stayed bridge spanning the Adige River 10 km north of the town of Trento, Italy. This is a statically indeterminate structure, having a composite steel-concrete deck, supported by 12 stay cables. Structural redundancy, possible relaxation losses and an as-built condition differing from design, suggest that long-term load redistribution between cables can be expected. To monitor load redistribution, the owner decided to install a monitoring system which combines built-on-site elasto-magnetic and fiber-optic sensors. In this note, we discuss a rational way to improve the accuracy of the load estimate from the EM sensors taking advantage of the FOS information. More specifically, we use a multi-sensor Bayesian data fusion approach which combines the information from the two sensing systems with the prior knowledge, including design information and the outcomes of laboratory calibration. Using the data acquired to date, we demonstrate that combining the two measurements allows a more accurate estimate of the cable load, to better than 50 kN.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 April 2013
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8692, Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems 2013, 869229 (19 April 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2014733
Show Author Affiliations
Daniele Zonta, Univ. degli Studi di Trento (Italy)
Federico Bruschetta, Univ. degli Studi di Trento (Italy)
Riccardo Zandonini, Univ. degli Studi di Trento (Italy)
Matteo Pozzi, Carnegie Mellon Univ. (United States)
Ming Wang, Northeastern Univ. (United States)
Yang Zhao, Intelligent Instrument System, Inc. (United States)
Daniele Inaudi, Smartec S.A. (Switzerland)
Daniele Posenato, Smartec S.A. (Switzerland)
Branko Glisic, Princeton Univ. (United States)

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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