Multi-Direction Bridge Model Updating Using Static and Dynamic Measurement

  •  Feng Xiao    
  •  J. Hulsey    
  •  Gang Chen    


This research present a multi-direction bridge finite element model updating method based on the static and dynamic test. A fiber optics structural health monitoring system was installed on the bridge site and 73 fiber optic sensors captured the static and dynamic data in local-level. A portable accelerometer system was used to record the ambient loading test and 15 force-balanced accelerometers were placed along bridge center to record the bridge global behavior. The original model was built according to the construction draw. The bridge model was updating by using multi-level test data. A new multi-direction model updating approach was established to separate the model updating into several stages based on the member’s direction. In each stage, the uni-direction members were updating in local-global level. This study found the multi-direction model updating can reduce the number of objective functions and variables in each stage and bridge model updating in the uni-direction has limited influence on the other directions. It is necessary to update steel girder bridge’s finite element model in the multi-direction in order to ensure the model’s accuracy.

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  • ISSN(Print): 1916-9639
  • ISSN(Online): 1916-9647
  • Started: 2009
  • Frequency: semiannual

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