A&T Professor Has Technology to Monitor Bridge Safety

"Dr. Mannur Sundaresan, professor of mechanical engineering, has developed a single channel continuous sensor that has the potential to detect and locate early crack growth in structures, thereby providing timely information to prevent catastrophic failures. This single channel continuous sensor can detect the leading edge of the acoustic emission event, occurring anywhere in the region covered by the sensor." North Carolina A&T State University

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bryan kennedy's picture

This is interesting Art, I was just thinking about this very same idea the other day as I was looking through the MnDOT traffic data that is derived from a large number of sensors across the city. It seems totally feasible to install a set of sensors along bridges to continuously monitor stresses.

posted on Sat, 08/04/2007 - 10:32am

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