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Discovery Projects - Grant ID: DP160103197 [ 2016 - 2020 ]

Research Grant

[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP160103197]

Researchers Dr Xinqun Zhu; Prof Bijan Samali; Prof Siu-seong Law

Brief description The aim of this project is to provide accurate, rapid and cost-effective ‘health checks’ for bridges. Transportation infrastructures are subject to continuous degradation due to the environment, ageing and excess loading. This project plans to develop a vehicle equipped with sensors as a mobile sensing platform to catch the dynamic interaction between the vehicle and the bridge. The interaction information would be used to assess the health of the bridge infrastructure through substructuring techniques. The expected output of this project would enable managers to monitor the structural conditions and provide an economical infrastructure asset management scheme to protect the structure and human lives.

Funding Amount $225,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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