Damage detection of bridge using wireless sensors

Koushik Roy, Harutoshi Ogai, Bishakh Bhattacharya, Samit Ray-Chaudhuri, Jianan Qin

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Abstract

Bridges are essential links in any surface transportation network. A damage to an important bridge may result in enduring economic loss due to partial or complete closure of the route in addition to the cost of repair or replacement. Also, survival of bridges are of utmost importance in the aftermath of a devastating earthquake in order to facilitate rescue operations. Therefore, it has become customary to carry out a critical assessment of safety and integrity of bridges in regular intervals as well as immediately after disastrous events such as an earthquake. The prevalent practice of bridge inspection requires checking of each and every component, which is experience-based, highly time consuming and an expensive process, often enforcing disruption in traffic flow. As a result, the wireless sensor-based inspection methodology is gaining popularity in recent times. This paper a presents a study to show the efficiency of a multi-hopped wireless sensor network (WSN) for remote health monitoring of bridge. Various vibration-based and feature-based output-only damage detection techniques are applied to show their efficacy in terms of determining the location and severity of damages using the data collected from the bridge under damaged and undamaged conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2012 IFAC Workshop on Automation in the Mining, Mineral and Metal Industries, MMM 2012
PublisherIFAC Secretariat
Pages107-111
Number of pages5
Edition23
ISBN (Print)9783902823120
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jan 1
Event2012 IFAC Workshop on Automation in the Mining, Mineral and Metal Industries, MMM 2012 - Gifu, Japan
Duration: 2012 Sep 102012 Sep 12

Publication series

NameIFAC Proceedings Volumes (IFAC-PapersOnline)
Number23
Volume45
ISSN (Print)1474-6670

Conference

Conference2012 IFAC Workshop on Automation in the Mining, Mineral and Metal Industries, MMM 2012
CountryJapan
CityGifu
Period12/9/1012/9/12

Keywords

  • Bridge health monitoring
  • Damage detection features
  • Damage localization
  • Output-only techniques
  • Wireless sensor network

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering

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    Roy, K., Ogai, H., Bhattacharya, B., Ray-Chaudhuri, S., & Qin, J. (2012). Damage detection of bridge using wireless sensors. In 2012 IFAC Workshop on Automation in the Mining, Mineral and Metal Industries, MMM 2012 (23 ed., pp. 107-111). (IFAC Proceedings Volumes (IFAC-PapersOnline); Vol. 45, No. 23). IFAC Secretariat. https://doi.org/10.3182/20120910-3-JP-4023.00042