Structural Health Monitoring System

In the past decade, Los Alamos National Laboratories has evaluated six non-destructive damage detection algorithms in terms of their ability to detect and locate damage on bridges. While significant at the time, the state of the art has evolved such that damage cannot only be detected and located, it can also be quantified. Although numerous damage detection algorithms exist to detect a change in the structure, that information by itself is of little value to a state bridge engineer. What is needed is a structural health monitoring (SHM) system capable of evaluating the structural capacity and remaining service life of a bridge. The ultimate objective of this project is to integrate a damage detection algorithm capable of evaluating a bridge's structural capacity and estimating remaining service life into a structural health monitoring system.


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  • Status: Active
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Wisconsin Department of Transportation

    4802 Sheboygan Avenue
    Madison, WI  United States  53707

    Minnesota Department of Transportation

    395 John Ireland Boulevard
    St Paul, MN  United States  55155

    Iowa Department of Transportation

    800 Lincoln Way
    Ames, IA  United States  50010

    Illinois Department of Transportation

    2300 S. Dirksen Parkway
    Springfield, IL  United States  62764

    California Department of Transportation

    1120 N Street
    Sacramento, CA  United States  95814

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Clute, Khyle

  • Start Date: 20100301
  • Expected Completion Date: 20180228
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 42023

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01563877
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Contract Numbers: TPF-5(219)
  • Files: RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 23 2015 1:01AM