Determination Method of Bridge Rotation Angle Response Using MEMS IMU
AbstractTo implement steel bridge maintenance, especially that related to fatigue damage, it is important to monitor bridge deformations under traffic conditions. Bridges deform and rotate differently under traffic load conditions because their structures differ in terms of length and flexibility. Such monitoring enables the identification of the cause of stress concentrations that cause fatigue damage and the proposal of appropriate countermeasures. However, although bridge deformation monitoring requires observations of bridge angle response as well as the bridge displacement response, measuring the rotation angle response of a bridge subject to traffic loads is difficult. Theoretically, the rotation angle response can be calculated by integrating the angular velocity, but for field measurements of actual in-service bridges, estimating the necessary boundary conditions would be difficult due to traffic-induced vibration. To solve the problem, this paper proposes a method for determining the rotation angle response of an in-service bridge from its angular velocity, as measured by a inertial measurement unit (IMU). To verify our proposed method, field measurements were conducted using nine micro-electrical mechanical systems (MEMS) IMUs and two contact displacement gauges. The results showed that our proposed method provided high accuracy when compared to the reference responses calculated by the contact displacement gauges. View Full-Text
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Sekiya, H.; Kinomoto, T.; Miki, C. Determination Method of Bridge Rotation Angle Response Using MEMS IMU. Sensors 2016, 16, 1882.
Sekiya H, Kinomoto T, Miki C. Determination Method of Bridge Rotation Angle Response Using MEMS IMU. Sensors. 2016; 16(11):1882.Chicago/Turabian Style
Sekiya, Hidehiko; Kinomoto, Takeshi; Miki, Chitoshi. 2016. "Determination Method of Bridge Rotation Angle Response Using MEMS IMU." Sensors 16, no. 11: 1882.
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