Test Installation of a Marker-Based Framework for Structural Health Monitoring of Bridges


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Regular health monitoring of bridges is a vital process to prevent serious structural damage. Marker-based systems, which follow the trajectory of objects by placing a well-characterized pattern on their surface and identify them on photos or videos taken of these objects, have proven to be a cheap and flexible alternative for such tasks. In this work, we extend our previous laboratory implementation with a low-cost, fully automatic on-site installation at the bridge at Arosa Island, Galicia, Spain. Preliminary results presented in this paper show that our system is highly robust for the harsh climate of the installation site.



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Seung-Bok Choi, Yun-Hae Kim and Prasad Yarlagadda




M. Magdics et al., "Test Installation of a Marker-Based Framework for Structural Health Monitoring of Bridges", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 477-478, pp. 813-816, 2014

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December 2013




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