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Title: An investigation of bridge health monitoring system based on GNSS for long span cable supported bridges
Author: Lee, Jae Kang
Awarding Body: University of Nottingham
Current Institution: University of Nottingham
Date of Award: 2016
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Bridges play an important role as the backbone of a country’s road network system, since they have a major impact on a country’s industrial development. Therefore, a vast amount of public and private capital is invested into bridge construction. For this reason, bridges will continue to be constructed as long as they contribute to both the economic development and the industrial development of a country. Currently, bridges are evolving fast in terms of their size and roles on account of developments inrelevant techniques and the use of advanced computers and information technology (IT). However, bridge monitoring technologies have fallen behind these rapidly advancing bridge construction techniques. Bridge accidents can be directly linked to the indifference of society and slow developments in monitoring systems of the road network system. Consequently, a number of bridge collapse accidents have occurred either directly or indirectly as a result of a lapse in monitoring. These accidents are attributed mainly to construction-oriented policies and the public’s insensitivity to safety. The ultimate goal of the present study is to establish a global navigation satellite system (GNSS)-based bridge health monitoring system (BUMS). The study was implemented under the category of a structuralhealth monitoring (SHM) system. In addition, a variety of experiments were performed and algorithms were applied in the study in order to obtain a more reliable set of results and to achieve safer information delivery and operation of the system. The outcome is the realization of a new' paradigm of a BHMS, which outperforms its present counterpart.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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