Bridge Evaluation Using In-service and Weigh-in-motion Data

Bridge Evaluation Using In-service and Weigh-in-motion Data

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The analysis in this study proves the usefulness of implementing the ISBMS into the routine biennial inspection process. The data gained from the system is invaluable in evaluating the overall safety of bridges. The conservative nature of the current rating factor equations is also revealed. By collecting in-service data, states will have a better understanding of their bridges under site-specific loading. This will allow for a better allocation of the limited time and funds available for bridge maintenance and repair. By implementing in-service monitoring into the current inspection process overall bridge safety and infrastructure reliability will be improved.In this research, the ISBMS is used to gather strain data for up to two weeks on bridges throughout the state of Delaware. The in-service data is then used to project the maximum strain expected for a given return period. Rating factors basedanbsp;...

Title:Bridge Evaluation Using In-service and Weigh-in-motion Data
Author:Michael D. Rakowski
Publisher:ProQuest - 2008


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