Of course, there are also many suitable metrological answers to the various questions and tasks in bridge monitoring. At HBK, with our specialist knowledge of many domains, we also cover many of these disciplines. For example, we have a wide range of products for structural dynamics measurements, which, for example, can easily be done using accelerometers, among others. Read about HBK Structural Dynamics.
HBK products, which are more specialized in mechanical measurement quantities, are also used for numerous bridge monitoring applications. Optical Fiber Bragg (FBG) sensors are particularly popular due to their low signal losses over long distances. Read some exciting case studies on bridge monitoring.
And finally, Prenscia, an HBK brand, has software that offers the possibility to use both dynamic and static measurement data perfectly.
When it comes to the difference between dynamic and static tests on bridges, this scientific paper from Piotr Olaszek and the already cited Joan Ramon Casas provide you with in-depth and comprehensible information on the subject.
This all shows that building bridges to last 100 years is not impossible. Sure, we will still make great progress in construction technology to make bridges generally more sustainable, but the progress made in monitoring and maintenance will give us much more confidence in the structural integrity of our existing bridges.
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