Video processing for structural monitoring has attracted much attention in recent years thanks to the possibility of measuring displacement time histories in the absence of stationary points close to the structure, using hardware that is simple to operate and with accessible costs. Experimental studies show a unanimous consensus on the potentialities of vision-based monitoring to provide accurate results that can be equivalent to those obtained from accelerometers and displacement transducers. However, past studies mostly involved steel bridges and footbridges while very few applications can be found for concrete bridges, characterised by a stiffer response with lower displacement magnitudes and different frequency contents of their dynamic behaviour. Accordingly, the attention of this experimental study is focused on the application of a vision-based structural monitoring system to a medium-span, post-tensioned, simply supported concrete bridge, a very common typology in many road networks. The objective is to provide evidence on the quality of the results that could be obtained using vision-based monitoring, understanding the role and influence on the accuracy of the measurements of various parameters relevant to the hardware settings and target geometry, highlighting possible difficulties, and providing practical recommendations to achieve optimal results.

Vision-Based Structural Monitoring: Application to a Medium-Span Post-Tensioned Concrete Bridge under Vehicular Traffic

Micozzi F.
Primo
;
Morici Michele
Secondo
;
Zona A.
Penultimo
;
Dall'Asta A.
Ultimo
2023-01-01

Abstract

Video processing for structural monitoring has attracted much attention in recent years thanks to the possibility of measuring displacement time histories in the absence of stationary points close to the structure, using hardware that is simple to operate and with accessible costs. Experimental studies show a unanimous consensus on the potentialities of vision-based monitoring to provide accurate results that can be equivalent to those obtained from accelerometers and displacement transducers. However, past studies mostly involved steel bridges and footbridges while very few applications can be found for concrete bridges, characterised by a stiffer response with lower displacement magnitudes and different frequency contents of their dynamic behaviour. Accordingly, the attention of this experimental study is focused on the application of a vision-based structural monitoring system to a medium-span, post-tensioned, simply supported concrete bridge, a very common typology in many road networks. The objective is to provide evidence on the quality of the results that could be obtained using vision-based monitoring, understanding the role and influence on the accuracy of the measurements of various parameters relevant to the hardware settings and target geometry, highlighting possible difficulties, and providing practical recommendations to achieve optimal results.
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