Monitoring crack movement on a masonry type abutment using optical camera system—a case study

F. Huseynov, E. O’Brien, J. Brownjohn, K. Faulkner, Y. Xu, D. Hester

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Abstract

This paper presents a case study that reveals useful information to a stakeholder in verifying the condition of its bridge structure. It is demonstrated through a field testing carried out on an abutment of a historical railway bridge that exhibits a vertical crack on its wing wall running through its full height. Although this does not pose danger to normal traffic it was observed that the crack moves under live load and obtaining real behaviour of the crack movement was crucial for the stakeholder to assess the condition of the structure, which is the main focus of this study. This is tackled by monitoring the crack movement on the abutment wing wall using an optical camera system pointing to optical targets attached on the structure. As a result of this study, three-dimensional crack movement under train loading is obtained and the response of the test structure to a train loading is further analysed within the scope if this study.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLife Cycle Analysis and Assessment in Civil Engineering
Subtitle of host publicationTowards an Integrated Vision - Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on Life-Cycle Civil Engineering, IALCCE 2018
EditorsDan M. Frangopol, Robby Caspeele, Luc Taerwe
PublisherCRC Press/Balkema
Pages1963-1967
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781138626331
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event6th International Symposium on Life-Cycle Civil Engineering, IALCCE 2018 - Ghent, Belgium
Duration: 28 Oct 201831 Oct 2018

Publication series

NameLife-Cycle Analysis and Assessment in Civil Engineering: Towards an Integrated Vision - Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on Life-Cycle Civil Engineering, IALCCE 2018

Conference

Conference6th International Symposium on Life-Cycle Civil Engineering, IALCCE 2018
CountryBelgium
CityGhent
Period28/10/201831/10/2018

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This research project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska – Curie grant agreement No. 642453.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2019 Taylor & Francis Group, London.

Copyright:
Copyright 2019 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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