Model Bridge Tests for CE 170A: Infrastructure Sensing and Modeling (Fall 2023)

Students of CE 170A (Infrastructure Sensing and Modeling, taught by Professor Soga, Professor Kayen, and Professor Zekkos) had a lot of fun on September 6th. Model bridge tests were conducted as part of the Infrastructure Sensing module of the course, led by Connor and Shih-Hung. Three different bridges (control, member defect, connection defect) were instrumented with distributed fiber optic sensors, linear variable differential transformers (LVDTs), wire potentiometers, and WSN tilt motes to monitor the bridges under a vertical load. Thank you Phil and Matt from Davis Hall’s Structures Lab for all your help!

Here are some of the pictures and data obtained: