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Smart Structures and Systems
  Volume 9, Number 6, June 2012 , pages 473-487

Bridge safety monitoring based-GPS technique: case study Zhujiang Huangpu Bridge
Mosbeh R. Kaloop

    GPS has become an established technique in structural health monitoring. This paper presents the application of an on-line GPS RTK system on the Zhujiang Huangpu Bridge (China) for monitoring bridge deck and towers movements. In this study, both the form and functions of movements of the deck and towers of the bridge under affecting loads were monitored in lateral, longitudinal and vertical directions. Such movements were described in time and frequency domains by determining the trend, torsion, periodical of the series using probability density function (PDF). The results of the time series GPS data are practical and useful to bridge health monitoring.
Key Words
    GPS; monitoring; bridge; SHM; PDF
Mosbeh R. Kaloop : Public Works and Civil Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, Mansoura University,
EL-Mansoura 35516, Egypt

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