|Web-based real time bridge scour monitoring system for disaster management.
|Skibniewski MJ, Tserng H.-P., Ju S.-H., Feng C.-W., Lin C.-T., Han J.-Y., Weng K.-W., Hsu S.-C.
|Baltic Journal of Road and Bridge Engineering
|Natural disasters such as typhoous, earthquakes, and especially floods, often cause severe damage in Taiwan. Although bridge engineering technology has matured, the lack of an integrated bridge management system under sever disasters remains a challenge for the government. This research aims to develop a web-based system that displays the real time bridge scour information through combining Global Positioning System an Wirelles Sensor Networks technologies for bridges. The system also provides early warming for bridge safety based on a developed genetic model for estimating scour depth a round the bridge piers. The bridge safety monitoring agency utilizes the system as a decision support tool make the maintenance plan for bridges under severe weather conditions to prevent the damages from bridge collapse.