The potential of the TLS and GPR methods for the SHM of masonry arch bridges
Abstract »This paper presents the modeling and structural analysis of a masonry arch bridge. The model used for calculation was elaborated based on external and internal geometric data provided by Terrestrial Laser Scanning and Ground Penetrating Radar methods. The purpose when using such techniques was to obtain the inner arch thicknesses and filling characterization in addition to the external geometry of the bridge. A more sophisticated structural analysis was therefore performed to obtain the best approximation to the load carrying capacity of the structure. The results obtained reveals the importance of using such combination of external and previously unknown internal aspects for the elaboration of more realistic mechanical models.
Biography: I am a professor at the Defense University Center in the Spanish Naval Academy, and researcher in the Applied Geotechnologies Research Group of the University of Vigo. My actual research is mainly focused on the application of GPR and other NDT and remote sensors to defense applications and in different civil engineering fields with special application to structures and infrastuctures. It is important also to mention that I am an active member in the Action COST TU-1208 “Civil Engineering Applications of Ground Penetrating Radar”, as a Management Committee Member representing Spain and Vice-Chair of WG4 (Different applications of GPR and other non-destructive testing technologies in civil engineering).
Affiliation: Defense University Center 36900 Marin SpainRiveiro, BelénRiveiro, Belén firstname.lastname@example.org
Affiliation: University of Vigo Department of Materials Engineering, Applied Mechanics and Construction 36310 Vigo SpainConde-Carnero, BorjaConde-Carnero, Borja email@example.com
Affiliation: University of Vigo Department of Materials Engineering, Applied Mechanics and Construction 36310 Vigo SpainArias, PedroArias, Pedro firstname.lastname@example.org
Affiliation: University of Vigo Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Engineering 36310 Vigo SpainLorenzo, HenriqueLorenzo, Henrique email@example.com
Affiliation: University of Vigo Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Engineering 36310 Vigo Spain*Contact