The Initial Structural Health Monitoring System of the Nibelungen Bridge Worms

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As an essential part of the validation project for the German Research Foundation-funded Priority Program SPP 100+, an initial structural health monitoring system was implemented on the Nibelungen Bridge in Worms. The aim of this system
is to monitor the general behavior of the bridge for further development of condition indicators, and to provide real data to all research partners and other relevant users to validate their methods. In this scope, 20 sensors, including humidity, temperature, inclination, linear variable differential transformer, and acceleration sensors, have been installed on the bridge. The quality of the recorded data, including measurement technical traceability, completeness, and reliability are guaranteed. Subsequently, both the raw data and the first statistically evaluated values, including the maximum, average, and minimum values, are saved. These raw and first-hand data are made available to the involved research partners in a possible real-time manner. In addition, a web-based visualization platform has also been established that allows users to directly access deviations of measured values from different sensors. The results of the first 11 months confirm the plausibility of the monitoring data


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEWSHM 2024: 11th European Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 10 Jun 2024

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ORCID /0000-0003-2694-1776/work/161887921
ORCID /0000-0001-8735-1345/work/161890856
ORCID /0009-0001-6228-3216/work/161892292