• Helmut Wenzel


Bridges have been the preferred structures where structural health monitoring (SHM) and performance assessment have been developed. Comprehensive methodologies are available already and good reference is provided in the literature (health monitoring of bridges, Wenzel 2008). Practical application started in the 1990s and has developed into a full life cycle engineering approach as desired now. Out of the initial desire to detect damage a methodology to optimise and manage the constructed infrastructure has developed and is being applied widely.


Structural Member Structural Health Monitoring Life Cycle Cost Life Cycle Analysis Maintenance Plan 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1. VCE Vienna Consulting Engineers Vienna Austria

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