DOI: 10.3390/buildings13081975 ISSN: 2075-5309

A Review on Damage Monitoring and Identification Methods for Arch Bridges

Jiafeng Yang, Lei Huang, Kai Tong, Qizhi Tang, Houxuan Li, Haonan Cai, Jingzhou Xin
  • Building and Construction
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Architecture

The damage monitoring and identification of arch bridges provide an important means to ensure the safe operation of arch bridges. At present, many methods have been developed, and the applicability and effectiveness of these methods depend on the damage type, structural configuration and available data. To guide the practical application of these methods, a systematic review is implemented in this paper. Specifically, the damage monitoring and identification methods of arch bridges are divided into the damage monitoring of local diseases and damage identification of overall performance. Firstly, the research on the damage monitoring of the local diseases of arch bridges is reviewed. According to the disease type, it is divided into four categories, including suspender inspection, void monitoring, stress detection and corrosion detection. For each disease, this paper analyzes the principles, advantages and shortcomings of various methods. Then, the damage identification methods of the overall performance of arch bridges are reviewed, including masonry arch bridges, steel arch bridges, reinforced concrete arch bridges and concrete-filled steel tubular arch bridges. And the commonly used damage indexes of damage identification methods are summarized. This review aims to help researchers and practitioners in implementing existing damage detection methods effectively and developing more reliable and practical methods for arch bridges in the future.

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