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Cambridge Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction

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'A tale of two bridges: lessons learnt from two data-centric bridge assessment projects'  Dr Simon Ye

One of the key strategic decisions in infrastructure management is how much additional traffic can be allowed on existing roads and bridges. In particular, how to optimise asset utilisation while ensuring structural safety at the same time? This also has significant implications on minimising new build and reducing carbon emissions.

In light of this, this talk presents the lessons learnt from two data-centric bridge assessment projects:

  • Research project (Cambridge): Monitoring and assessment of a railway bridge in Staffordshire, which has been instrumented with a dense network of fibre optic sensors since its construction   
  • Industry project (Arup): Assessment of traffic load carrying capacity of Lantau Link in Hong Kong, in response to continued increase in traffic loads  


Thursday, 7 April, 2022 - 13:00 to 14:00
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