Statistical Analysis of Stress Signals from Bridge Monitoring by FBG System
AbstractIn this paper, a fiber Bragg grating (FBG)-based stress monitoring system instrumented on an orthotropic steel deck arch bridge is demonstrated. The FBG sensors are installed at two types of critical fatigue-prone welded joints to measure the strain and temperature signals. A total of 64 FBG sensors are deployed around the rib-to-deck and rib-to-diagram areas at the mid-span and quarter-span of the investigated orthotropic steel bridge. The local stress behaviors caused by the highway loading and temperature effect during the construction and operation periods are presented with the aid of a wavelet multi-resolution analysis approach. In addition, the multi-modal characteristic of the rainflow counted stress spectrum is modeled by the method of finite mixture distribution together with a genetic algorithm (GA)-based parameter estimation approach. The optimal probability distribution of the stress spectrum is determined by use of Bayesian information criterion (BIC). Furthermore, the hot spot stress of the welded joint is calculated by an extrapolation method recommended in the specification of International Institute of Welding (IIW). The stochastic characteristic of stress concentration factor (SCF) of the concerned welded joint is addressed. The proposed FBG-based stress monitoring system and probabilistic stress evaluation methods can provide an effective tool for structural monitoring and condition assessment of orthotropic steel bridges. View Full-Text
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Ye, X.-W.; Su, Y.-H.; Xi, P.-S. Statistical Analysis of Stress Signals from Bridge Monitoring by FBG System. Sensors 2018, 18, 491.
Ye X-W, Su Y-H, Xi P-S. Statistical Analysis of Stress Signals from Bridge Monitoring by FBG System. Sensors. 2018; 18(2):491.Chicago/Turabian Style
Ye, Xiao-Wei; Su, You-Hua; Xi, Pei-Sen. 2018. "Statistical Analysis of Stress Signals from Bridge Monitoring by FBG System." Sensors 18, no. 2: 491.
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