Modern bridges are designed to last more than 100 years when maintenance of replaceable components is properly addressed. Geocomp provides Structural Health Monitoring System for Tappan Zee Bridge in New York State..
Structural Health Monitoring Systems and bridge ratings systems are designed to offer bridge desingers and owners assistance with focusing inspections and prioritizing maintenance on both primary and replaceable components.
Geocomp is addressing some of these issues through a closed loop SHMS that not only detects anomalies of specific components p[erformance but generates reports of structural performance of othre components throughour the new Tappan Zee Bridge in New York State.
"Smart" components provide a history of their performance and can include documentation of expected seasonal cycle performance as well as measurement of the cumulative life of components, such as bearing and expansion joints. For stay cables, these measurements can include force changes vibrational analysis software to count stress cycle , to identify remaining fatigue life.
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