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Finite element modelling of bridge structures based on non-destructive and non-contact assessment methods

Finite element modelling of bridge structures based on non-destructive and non-contact assessment methods

Alani, Amir Morteza, Aboutalebi, Morteza and Savytskyi, Mykola (2013) Finite element modelling of bridge structures based on non-destructive and non-contact assessment methods. In: Proceedings of the 11th International Scientific Conference in “Innovation Technologies of Life Cycle of Civil, Industrial and Transport Objects”, held 9 – 13 September 2013 in Yalta, Crimea (Ukraine). Prydniprovska State Academy of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Ukraine, Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine, pp. 18-33.

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Abstract

Mechanical and physical properties and characteristics of structures (e.g. bridges) including strength of the materials used, details of connections and joints, rebar configurations and utility details are usually available through structural design engineers and/or bridge owners in the form of drawings and construction plans. Availability of information is vital when the performance and behaviour of the structures require scrutiny. No doubt, in Ule absence of such vital information, assessment of the behaviour of such structures will be extremely challenging if not impossible. Applications of non-destructive and non-contact measurement methods and assessment of structures in establishing the required design and construction information is of significant importance to structural engineers. Research by Gucunski et al. (20 lO), Parmar and Sharp {2009) and Lanbo and Tieshuan (2005) are just a few examples of the vast literature in existence on non-destructive health assessment methods for bridges, such as Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR), Acoustic Emission and Tomographic Imaging methods. Applications of Finite Element (FE) methods have also been proved to be viable in simulating and analysing Ow behaviour of bridges within the context of health assessment of structures. Roberts et al (2003) and Meng et al. (2003) used GPR to provide reliable FE models to predict the behaviour of bridges. Teughcls and De Roeck (2005) presented an FE model updating the approach for damage detection and parameter identification.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Title of Proceedings: Proceedings of the 11th International Scientific Conference in “Innovation Technologies of Life Cycle of Civil, Industrial and Transport Objects”, held 9 – 13 September 2013 in Yalta, Crimea (Ukraine)
Uncontrolled Keywords: engineering
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Engineering
School of Engineering > Department of Civil Engineering
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:26
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Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/11034

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