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Title: Development of a Smart Timber Bridge-Moisture Sensor Investigation for Historic Covered Bridges

Source: USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, Madison, Wisconsin, Research In Progress RIP-4719-012

Author(s)Wacker, James; Phares, Brent

Publication Year: 2010  View PDF »

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Category: Research In Progress

Abstract: Recently, much attention has been given to the development of an intelligent infrastructure. The idea is to develop and deploy civil systems that have sensors integrated such that the condition and performance of the system can be reported on continuously and, generally, remotely. To date, work in this area has focused on two primary areas: sensor development and performance algorithm development. New sensor technologies suitable for embedment and rugged enough to withstand the manufacturing process will be key components for smart bridges. The design of algorithms that include performance boundaries for a number of key parameters will be important for interpreting the monitoring data into a format easily usable by bridge managers.

Keywords: covered bridge, sensor, structural health monitoring, performance, moisture content

File size: 435 kb(s)

Date posted: 10/06/2010
Current FPL Scientist associated with this product
Wacker, James P.
Research General Engineer

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