Date of Award

4-2009

Degree Name

Master of Science in Engineering

Department

Civil and Construction Engineering

First Advisor

Dr. Osama Abudayyeh

Second Advisor

Dr. Hubo Cai

Third Advisor

Dr. Ikhlas Abdel-Qader

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Campus Only

Abstract

A bridge health monitoring system for bridge deck condition assessment was designed and developed for short and long term static analysis. This system was composed of a remotely accessible on-site data acquisition system and vibrating wire strain gauges to monitor both strain and temperature over given time increments. The system relied on a redundant embedded sensor network in a concrete bridge deck to collect and provide static performance data under different loading conditions in order to provide reliable assessment by collecting, storing, analyzing, and reporting data related to the condition of the bridge over time. A case study will be used for evaluating the system. The bridge used in this case study is the Parkview Bridge that was recently constructed over U.S. 131 in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

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