Journal of Central South University of Technology

, Volume 11, Issue 3, pp 332–335 | Cite as

Structural safety monitoring for Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge

  • Huang Fang-lin 
  • He Xu-hui 
  • Chen Zheng-qing 
  • Zeng Chu-hui 


In order to evaluate objectively and accurately the integrity, safety and operating conditions in real time for the Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge, a large structural safety monitoring system was described. The monitoring system is composed of three parts: sensor system, signal sampling and processing system, and safety monitoring and assessment system. Combining theoretical analysis with measured data analysis, main monitoring contents and layout of measuring points were determined. The vibration response monitoring was significantly investigated. The main contents of safety monitoring on vibration response monitoring are vibration of the main body of the Nanjing Yangtze river bridge, collision avoidance of the bridge piers, vibration of girders on high piers for the bridge approach and earthquake. As a field laboratory, the safety monitorying system also provides information to investigate the unknown and indeterminate problems on bridge structures and specific environment around bridges.

Key words

structural safety monitoring Nanjing Yangtze river bridge safety monitoring system vibration response 

CLC number

U448.121 TU311.3 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Huang Fang-lin 
    • 1
  • He Xu-hui 
    • 1
  • Chen Zheng-qing 
    • 1
  • Zeng Chu-hui 
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Civil Engineering and ArchitectureCentral South UniversityChangshaChina

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