BRIDGES

RESEARCH FINDS WAY TO MONITOR BRIDGE STRENGTH USING PHONE 

Published By Livemint | 06 Dec, 2022

Recent study used mobile to detect health of bridges

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology study used special mobile apps to collect data while crossing through bridges

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This data was used to determine strength of the bridges

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Bridges vibrate in natural frequency, that are captured by sensors like accelerometers

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Study compared frequency collected by phone app & specialised sensors on different bridges.

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Comparison revealed high similarity between the data recorded from phone & sensors

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Researchers are working to expand study to build an early warning system

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