The impact of a PEER funded research project "Performance Monitoring of Centennial Bridge Using Fiber Optic Sensing" is highlighted below. The project Principal Investigator (PI) is Matt DeJong, University of California, Berkeley. The Research Team includes Laura Lowes, University of Washington.
The proposed work could provide very practical guidance on how to install embedded fiber optic cables and how to interpret monitoring data to provide useful information on bridge performance during construction, typical traffic loading, and future seismic events, and in the process enable creation of a digital twin. In the long term, the project will also provide understanding and guidance on design assumptions for bridge structures and inform future monitoring objectives.