Sensory system development for bridge scour early warning
Abstract »Induced by hydraulic deficiencies, scouring remains a major cause of bridge failure. Bridge scour failures have been reported frequently around the world. Hydraulic structures constitute the most vulnerable elements of transportation infrastructure. Recent increases in precipitation have resulted in severe and more frequent flash flooding incidents. This has put bridges over waterways at higher risk of failure due to scour. This study presents a new sensor system for measuring scour depth variation and sediment deposition processes in the vicinity of the foundations to underpin systems for early warning of impending structural failure. It has demonstrated that the early warning system for monitoring bridge scour depth evolution is quite successful in the field.
Biography: Dr. Lin’s research interests and activities are focused on structural monitoring system and sensor development. He works on sensing system development for bridge multiple hazards, especially on bridge flooding scour issue in Taiwan.
Affiliation: National Center for Research on Earthquake Engineering 106 Taipei Lai, Jihn-SungLai, Jihn-Sung firstname.lastname@example.org
Affiliation: Hydrotech Research Institute, National Taiwan University Taipei Chang, Kuo-ChunChang, Kuo-Chun email@example.com
Affiliation: National Center for Research on Earthquake Engineering Taipei *Contact