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Volume 60, Issue 4

Application Of Guided Wave Propagation In Diagnostics Of Steel Bridge Components

M. Rucka
  • Department of Structural Mechanics, Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Gdańsk University of Technology, Narutowicza 11/12, Gdańsk, Poland
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Published Online: 2015-09-30 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/ace-2014-0033

Abstract

Early detection of potential defects and identification of their location are necessary to ensure safe, reliable and long-term use of engineering structures. Non-destructive diagnostic tests based on guided wave propagation are becoming more popular because of the possibility to inspect large areas during a single measurement with a small number of sensors. The aim of this study is the application of guided wave propagation in non-destructive diagnostics of steel bridges. The paper contains results of numerical analyses for a typical railway bridge. The ability of damage detection using guided Lamb waves was demonstrated on the example of a part of a plate girder as well as a bolted connection. In addition, laboratory tests were performed to investigate the practical application of wave propagation for a steel plate and a prestressed bolted joint.

Keywords: non-destructive testing; damage detection; condition assessment; guided wave propagation; steel bridges

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About the article

Received: 2014-08-30

Revised: 2014-12-05

Published Online: 2015-09-30

Published in Print: 2014-12-01


Citation Information: Archives of Civil Engineering, Volume 60, Issue 4, Pages 493–516, ISSN (Online) 1230-2945, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/ace-2014-0033.

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