Experimental Investigation of the Detection of Bridge Dynamic Parameters using a Moving Vehicle

Patrick J. McGetrick, Chul-Woo Kim, Eugene J. OBrien

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    Abstract

    This paper investigates the feasibility of using an instrumented vehicle to detect bridge dynamic parameters, such as natural frequency and structural damping, in a scaled laboratory experiment. In the experiment, a scaled vehicle model crosses a steel girder which has been adopted as the bridge model. The bridge model also includes a scaled road surface profile. The effects of varying vehicle model mass and speed are investigated. The damping of the girder is also varied. The bridge frequency and changes in damping are detected in the vehicle acceleration response in the presence of a rough road surface profile.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 23rd KKCNN Symposium on Civil Engineering
    Pages177-180
    Number of pages4
    Publication statusPublished - Nov 2010
    EventThe 23rd KKCNN Symposium on Civil Engineering - NTU, Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China
    Duration: 13 Nov 201015 Nov 2010

    Conference

    ConferenceThe 23rd KKCNN Symposium on Civil Engineering
    CountryTaiwan, Province of China
    CityTaipei
    Period13/11/201015/11/2010

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    The Twenty-Third KKCNN Symposium on Civil Engineering (KKCNN 2010)

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    13 Nov 201015 Nov 2010

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    Cite this

    McGetrick, P. J., Kim, C-W., & OBrien, E. J. (2010). Experimental Investigation of the Detection of Bridge Dynamic Parameters using a Moving Vehicle. In Proceedings of the 23rd KKCNN Symposium on Civil Engineering (pp. 177-180)