Bridge Crush! Infrastructure Sensing and Modeling

Students are having fun (also learning) during the CE170A Infrastructure Sensing and Modeling class, taught by Professor Kenichi Soga, Professor Dimitrios Zekkos, Professor Robert Kayen, Dr. Bingyu Zhao, and Renjie Wu as GSI. 

Three aluminum model bridges are designed, built and tested for the class. Various sensing technologies are applied during test: Linear Variable Differential Transformer (LVDT) for displacement measurement, Wireless Tilt Meters for tilting angle measuring, and Fiber Optics Sensors for continuous strain measurements.