BridgeMon at IABSE Conference in Rotterdam
Bridgemon partners ROD-IS and Cestel prepared a paper on results obtained from simulations carried out as part of the task on ‘Advanced Static Bridge WIM Algorithms’.
Rotterdam in the Netherlands was the location for the 2013 Conference of the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineers (IABSE). The title of the conference, “Assessment, Upgrading and Refurbishment of Infrastructures”, was the essence of what the BridgeMon project is all about. Presentations focused on the latest technologies being developed for monitoring the capacity of existing bridges and monitoring the loading experienced by these bridges. The conference attracted experts from over 50 countries around the world, with over 265 presentations given over three days.
Bridgemon partners ROD-IS and Cestel prepared a paper on results obtained from simulations carried out as part of the task on ‘Advanced Static Bridge WIM Algorithms’. The ‘Multiple-Equation’ Bridge WIM algorithm is one of the algorithms which has been proposed to improve accuracy over conventional Bridge WIM approaches. Results from the simulations carried out showed an improvement in the accuracy of calculated axle weights.
The presentation attracted a good turnout despite the fact that there were four parallel sessions in progress at the conference. The topic appeared to be received well by all in attendance, evoking interest from several delegates. Overall the conference served as a very useful outlet for spreading the message of the BridgeMon project and was a great success.