Nathan M. and Anne M. Newmark Endowed Chair of Civil Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
State-of-the-Art and Practice for Monitoring of Bridge Infrastructure in the USA
Increased awareness of the economic and social effects of aging, deterioration and extreme events on civil infrastructure has been accompanied by recognition of the need for advanced structural health monitoring and damage detection tools. This paper gives an overview of current state-of-the-art and practice in the field of structural health monitoring technologies in the US, with application to bridge infrastructure. Specifically, this paper reviews various key structural health monitoring technologies, including sensor development, data processing, damage detection algorithms, data analysis and information processing. Challenges and future trends are also put forward in this paper. The ultimate goal of this paper is to stimulate additional discussion regarding the importance of structural health monitoring in managing bridge infrastructure.
Conference Chair – Lloyd Waugh, P.Eng.
Honorary Chair – John Bliss, P.Eng.
Technical Chair – Jeff Rankin, P.Eng.
CSCE National – Lois Arkwright
Partnerships – Carol MacQuarrie, P.Eng.