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TitlePerformance of damage detection methods in bridges through vibration monitoring
Author(s)Cruz, Paulo J. S.
Salgado, R.
Issue date2009
PublisherBlackwell Publishing
JournalComputer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering
Citation"Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering". ISSN 1093-9687. 24:1 (2009) 62-79.
Abstract(s)The important advances achieved in the modal identification, sensors and structural monitoring of bridges have motivated the bridge engineering community to develop damage detection methods based on vibration monitoring. Some of these methods have already been demonstrated under certain conditions in bridges with deliberate damage (Farrar et al., 1998). However, the performance of these methods for damage detection in bridges has not been fully proven so far and more research needs to be done in this direction. In this article, six damage detection methods based on vibration monitoring are evaluated with two case studies. Firstly, the dynamic simulation and modal parameters of a cracked composite bridge are obtained. Here, the damage detection methods are evaluated under different crack depth, extension of the damage and noise level. Secondly, damage is identified in a reinforced concrete bridge. This bridge was deliberately damaged in two phases. In this example, damage detection methods which do not require comparison between different structural conditions were applied. In the first case study, evaluated damage detection methods could detect damage for all the damage scenarios; however, their performance was notably affected when noise was introduced to the vibration parameters. In the second case study, the evaluated methods could successfully localize the damage induced to the bridge.
AccessOpen access
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ISISE - Artigos em Revistas Internacionais

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