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A Multiple-Sensor Wireless Network for Bridge Structural Health Monitoring

Project Information

Project Abstract: 

The ability to monitor the condition of a bridge structure to detect damage or change in condition at early stages is of significant interest to many bridge owners. The objective of this study is to develop and test a bridge structural health monitoring system that is low-cost and efficient. The system combines various types of sensor information and provides early warning of critical structural problems through cooperative data processing and diagnosis. With minimal human intervention, the system can potentially achieve real-time "smart" health monitoring or primary and secondary bridge structures such as beams, truss, joints, and welds that are critical for bridge integrity.

Research HUB ID: 
2486
Project Status: 
Completed
Project Funding Amount (Contract Award Amount): 
$100,000
Start Date: 
Monday, January 12, 2009
End Date: 
Friday, June 12, 2009
Public Access Plan: 
No
FHWA Program Area: 
Infrastructure
FHWA AMRP Program: 
Structures

Contact Information

Team: 
Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Office:
Office of Research, Development, and Technology

Management Organizations

Sponsor Organization: 
Organization Role: 
Sponsor Organization
Organization: 
Federal Highway Administration: Office of Research, Development, and Technology - Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Managing Organization: 
Organization Role: 
Project Managing Organization
Organization: 
Federal Highway Administration: Office of Research, Development, and Technology - Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Performing Organization: 
Organization Role: 
Performing Organization
Organization: 
Kittleson and Associates, Inc.