There have been over 3000 bridge weigh-in-motion (B-WIM) installations in 25 countries worldwide, this has led vast improvements in post processing of B-WIM systems since its introduction in the 1970’s. This paper introduces a new low-power B-WIM system using fibre optic sensors (FOS). The system consisted of a series of FOS which were attached to the soffit of an existing integral bridge with a single span of 19m. The site selection criteria and full installation process has been detailed in the paper. A method of calibration was adopted using live traffic at the bridge site and based on this calibration the accuracy of the system was determined.
|Publication status||Published - 22 Jun 2016|
|Event||Concrete Bridge Development Group Conference - Institute of Structural Engineers, London, United Kingdom|
Duration: 22 Jun 2016 → 22 Jun 2016
|Conference||Concrete Bridge Development Group Conference|
|Period||22/06/2016 → 22/06/2016|
Lydon, M. (2016). Bridge weigh-in-motion system and Structural Health Monitoring using fiber optic sensors. Concrete Bridge Development Group Conference, London, United Kingdom. http://www.cbdg.org.uk/presentation.asp?yr=2016