InTrans / Aug 14, 2018

Development of a Smart Timber Bridge – Phase IV: Development of Data Processing Techniques for Determining Changes in Structural Stiffness

The objective of this research is to investigate the techniques for identifying changes in structural stiffness in the smart timber bridge. Potential sensors will be evaluated for their suitablity for embeddment and for capturing the dynamic load response of a single-span timber bridge. Computer processing techniques will be developed to process the dynamic load response data and automatically calculate a bridge stiffness parameter with the goal of identifying changes in that parameter.