Drive‐by damage detection in bridges using the apparent profile

  title={Drive‐by damage detection in bridges using the apparent profile},
  author={Eugene J. OBrien and Jennifer Keenahan},
  journal={Structural Control and Health Monitoring},
  pages={813 - 825}
The concept of using sensors on a passing vehicle, rather than on the bridge, is known as 'Drive‐by' damage detection. The newly developed traffic speed deflectometer (TSD) is a device used for pavement deflection measurements and is investigated here in numerical simulations as a means of bridge damage detection. A TSD vehicle model containing two displacement sensors is simulated crossing a simply supported finite element beam containing damage simulated as a loss in stiffness of one of the… 
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  • Y. Lan
  • Engineering
    Journal of Engineering Research
  • 2021
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