17 June 1998 Statistical analysis of undersampled dynamic displacement measurements
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The Lutrive highway bridges are two twin bridges built in 1972 by the cantilever method with mid-span articulations. The bridge deck consists of a box girder of variable depth. In 1997 this bridge was instrumented with 30 SOFO fiber optic deformation sensors installed inside the box girder. This sensor network is mainly aimed at measuring the short- and long-term spatial displacements of one of the spans. This includes the displacement resulting from the daily variations of temperature and the long-term creep effects. It was found that these same sensors could also be used to capture the quasi-static part of the dynamic deformation of the bridge under traffic load. Although the measurement system can acquire measurements only at intervals a few seconds apart, it was found that these 'snapshots' could give interesting information about the low frequency quasi-static deformations of the bridge. The data from pair of sensors was combined to obtain information about the instantaneous curvature variations of the bridge. This curvature data was then analyzed statistically to extract information about the dynamic traffic loads. This measurement and analysis method was validated in a fatigue test on a concrete slab.
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Daniele Inaudi, Joel Pascal Conte, Nicholas Perregaux, Samuel Vurpillot, "Statistical analysis of undersampled dynamic displacement measurements", Proc. SPIE 3325, Smart Structures and Materials 1998: Smart Systems for Bridges, Structures, and Highways, (17 June 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.310599; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.310599

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