Journal article

Detecting structural damage to bridge girders using radar interferometry and computational modelling

Maizuar Maizuar, Lihai Zhang, Saeed Miramini, Priyan Mendis, Russell G Thompson

STRUCTURAL CONTROL & HEALTH MONITORING | JOHN WILEY & SONS LTD | Published : 2017

Abstract

The process for assessing the condition of a bridge involves continuously monitoring changes to the material properties, support conditions, and system connectivity throughout its life cycle. It is known that the structural integrity of bridges can be monitored by measuring their vibration responses. However, the relationship between frequency changes and structural damage is still not fully understood. This study presents a bridge condition assessment framework which integrates computational modelling and noncontact radar sensor techniques (i.e., IBIS-S) to predict changes in the natural frequencies of a bridge girder as a result of a range of parameters that govern its structural performan..

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