Extracting Knowledge from Structural Response Data

6th International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management
Stresa, Lake Maggiore, Italy
July 8-12, 2012

Moon, F.L., J. Weidner, and N. Dubbs

Over the past two decades there has been significant attention paid to the use of long-term structural health monitoring systems to aid in the management, maintenance and preservation of individual bridges. Although such systems are quite promising, the economic reality is that for the foreseeable future they will continue to be cost-prohibitive to deploy in a comprehensive manner. As a result, there is a need for methods capable of extracting generic knowledge about bridge performance from the long-term monitoring of a relatively small number of bridges. The aim of this paper is to present a framework that achieves this through the integration and leveraging of competing data interpretation approaches, specifically, direct and comparative methods.

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