Experimental Mechanics

, Volume 34, Issue 3, pp 271–278 | Cite as

Bridge-condition assessment by modal flexibility

  • T. Toksoy
  • A. E. Aktan
Article

Abstract

A bridge-condition assessment method for evaluating the global state of health is formulated based on modal flexibility directly obtained by processing modal test data, complemented by structural identification. The method is proven and the experimental and analytical tools that have been developed for implementation are demonstrated on a three-span reinforced-concrete high-way bridge.

Keywords

Mechanical Engineer Fluid Dynamics Test Data Analytical Tool Assessment Method 

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© Society for Experimental Mechanics, Inc. 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Toksoy
    • 1
  • A. E. Aktan
    • 2
  1. 1.Infrastructure InstituteMiami UniversityCincinnati
  2. 2.Infrastructure InstituteUniversity of CincinnatiCincinnati

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