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14 April 2011 Modal analysis of Dongying Yellow River Bridge for long term monitoring
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Modal analysis is an important tool for structural health monitoring based on measured acceleration data, which affects the result of damage identification, safety evaluation and prediction. This paper starts with a brief review of modal identification methods, and then introduces a rigid continuous bridge-Dongying Yellow River Bridge (DYRB) and its structure health monitoring system. Amounts of acceleration data was collected from August to December 2006. The peak picking method is adopted and enhanced with selected accelerometers using average and fitting methods. As a result, the 1st transverse and first 3 vertical frequencies were identified accurately and efficiently. More researches are needed to analyze the different appearance of different mode frequencies and to verify the influence of temperature, moisture, wind, traffic load, etc.
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Lei Wang, Binbin Li, Jilin Hou, and Jinping Ou "Modal analysis of Dongying Yellow River Bridge for long term monitoring", Proc. SPIE 7981, Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems 2011, 79811Z (14 April 2011);

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