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Short and Long Term Measurements in Assessment of FRP Composite Footbridge Behavior

Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Department of Mechanics of Materials and Structures, Gdańsk University of Technology, G. Narutowicza 11/12, 80-233 Gdańsk, Poland
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Materials 2020, 13(3), 525; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma13030525
Received: 15 December 2019 / Revised: 14 January 2020 / Accepted: 20 January 2020 / Published: 22 January 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advanced Structural Health Monitoring in Materials)
The paper presents application of different sensors for the purpose of short and long term measurements, as well as a structural health monitoring (SHM) system to assess the behavior of a novel fiber reinforced plastics (FRP) composite footbridge. The aim is to present a thorough and concise description of these sensors networks and results gathered with their aid during in situ measurement of strains, displacements, and vibrations, as only a few works are available in this field. The bridge geometry, material solutions, and properties are described at first. Then the measurement devices composing the system and subsystems of sensors are elaborated on. Subsequently, the bridge research program is described and the results are shown and discussed. Finally, it is concluded that the use of selected sensors is helpful in assessment of the behavior of the novel structure, and moreover in validation of its numerical models. The collected data confirmed many assumptions made during the bridge design process and allowed us to accept it for exploitation. View Full-Text
Keywords: composite materials; structural health monitoring; strain measurement; displacement measurement; vibration measurement; sensor systems; sensors composite materials; structural health monitoring; strain measurement; displacement measurement; vibration measurement; sensor systems; sensors
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Miśkiewicz, M.; Pyrzowski, Ł.; Sobczyk, B. Short and Long Term Measurements in Assessment of FRP Composite Footbridge Behavior. Materials 2020, 13, 525. https://doi.org/10.3390/ma13030525

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Miśkiewicz M, Pyrzowski Ł, Sobczyk B. Short and Long Term Measurements in Assessment of FRP Composite Footbridge Behavior. Materials. 2020; 13(3):525. https://doi.org/10.3390/ma13030525

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Miśkiewicz, Mikołaj, Łukasz Pyrzowski, and Bartosz Sobczyk. 2020. "Short and Long Term Measurements in Assessment of FRP Composite Footbridge Behavior" Materials 13, no. 3: 525. https://doi.org/10.3390/ma13030525

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