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FOURTH NATIONAL WORKSHOP ON BRIDGE RESEARCH IN PROGRESS:
 
RESEARCH ABSTRACT
 
Title:
Implementation of an Optical Fiber Monitoring System in a Full Scale Bridge
Author(s) and Affiliation(s):
Rola L. Idriss, M. B. Kodindouma and Ken R. White Civil Engineering Department, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM M.A. Davis, D.G. Bellemore, Alan D. Kersey, M.A. Putnam and E.J. Friebele Optical Sciences Division, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC
Principal Investigator:
Rola L. Idriss
Sponsor(s):
National Science Foundation, New Mexico State Highway and Transportation Department, and the Federal Highway Administration
Research Start Date:
1995
Expected Completion Date:
1998
Research Objectives:
The objective of this research project is the development and implementation of a bridge monitoring and evaluation system. Strain measurements at critical locations in the structure, obtained from a bridge monitoring system, can give quantitative, simple and straightforward means of evaluating an existing bridge, its performance under load, and the effect of any damage on its capacity and structural integrity. This could result in better decision making, more efficient bridge management, and tremendous savings.
Expected Products or Deliverables:
The development of a Bridge Monitoring and Evaluation System.

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