Structural Health Monitoring Solutions
During the past few years, the need for continuous and autonomous monitoring of structures through the use of permanent monitoring systems has been suggested as a solution to this problem. Termed structural health monitoring (SHM) systems, such systems would generate objective measurements that aid in cost-effective infrastructure management.
While the sensor technology has existed for many years, only recently has the supportive technology advanced far enough to allow for the further development and implementation of such systems.
SC Solutions contributed its extensive and unique experience in both bridge engineering and control engineering to develop an effective product and system for structural health monitoring.
To develop and test the product, we have been working with Caltrans (California Department of Transportation), MDOT (Michigan Department of Transportation) and the Joint Venture team members to test this new technology on the New Carquinez Bridge, a long-span bridge that connects the Solano and Contra Costa Counties, located between Vallejo (on the North side) and Crockett (on the South side) in California and several smaller bridges in Michigan.
Additionally, under separate contracts with Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and ExxonMobil Corporation, SC Solutions has carried out an investigation of the application of the Structural Health Monitoring technology to both nuclear power plant structures, and offshore oil platforms.
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