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Structural Health Monitoring for Bridges

Type:  Announcements  

Structural Health Monitoring for Bridges
Sponsored by the BSCES Structural Group  


Brian Brenner, PE, Vice President, Fay Spofford & Thorndike
Masoud Sanayei, PhD, Professor, Tufts University
Erin Bell, PhD, PE, Associate Professor, University of New Hampshire
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Radisson Hotel, 200 Stuart Street, Boston, MA
5:45 PM Registration; 6:30 PM Dinner; 7:00 PM Presentation
$55 Members, $65 Non-Members
$45 Public Sector Members, $55 Public Sector Non-Members
$45 Senior Members (65+), $55 Senior Non-Members (65+), $25 Students
This presentation describes instrumentation and modeling of a 3-span composite concrete steel girder bridge in Barre, Massachusetts.  The bridge was instrumented and modeled as part of a National Science Foundation Partnerships for Innovation Project, "Whatever Happened to Long Term Bridge Design".  The overall goal of the project is to explore approaches to leverage rapidly developing sensing and modeling technologies to better address long term bridge maintenance goals, as a part of the initial design phase.  This can be achieved by preparing a "baseline" analytical model of a bridge that is maintained throughout the life the structure.  The baseline model is calibrated to data collected by the bridge instrumentation as part of a structural health monitoring system that supplements manual bridge inspection. 

The presentation includes discussion of the instrumentation design, installation and monitoring of the bridge as it was built, details of the baseline finite element model, and some results from two controlled load tests.  
Registration Deadline: Friday, October 22, 2010
Information/Registration:  To register online for an event at the BSCES member rate, you must login using your BSCES assigned username and password. If you do not know your BSCES member login information, contact Nicole Downey at
You can also register by contacting Steve Taylor at 781/915-0095, or at Cancellations received after October 22 and no-shows will be billed.
This presentation provides 1.5  Professional Development Contact Hours (PDH) 


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