Engineering of bridges is difficult because they must be able to withstand heavy pressure and strong wind, as well as numerous vehicles. Throughout history, there have been several bridges collapsing, resulting in fatalities and loss of property. A resent example is the Ponte Morandi motorway bridge collapse in Genoa, Italy, that claimed 43 lives.
Bridges is one thing, but buildings and other human built structures are also potential hazards due to aging, degradation or even construction failures.
Structural Health Monitoring is about safety and being able to detect the existence of damage to the structure, locate the damage, identify the type of damage, and quantify the severity of the damage, can potentially save lives.
We believe that sensor solutions from ElastiSense are perfect for most applications within structural Health Monitoring.