Methods for monitoring scour from large-diameter heat probe tests

Mohsen Amirmojahedi, Shatirah Akib, Hossein Basser, C. R Ooi

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Scour is the main cause of bridge failures. Monitoring of bridge scour is an essential method to control the damages caused by flood events. In this study, a large-scale tube consisting of heating and temperature-sensing elements was developed, and its application for detecting saturated soil and water was analyzed. Laboratory experiments confirmed the applicability of the thermal sensor for scour-monitoring purposes. Three methods are proposed in this article for analyzing the data obtained from a heat probe. A linear relationship between temperature increase from the initial to the secondary time and heat production in the probe was observed, and a line that can be used to determine scour was introduced. This method is simple and can be used for low-cost, large-diameter heat probes that are easy to fabricate.
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JournalStructural Health Monitoring
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Publication statusPublished - 2 Feb 2016

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Amirmojahedi, Mohsen ; Akib, Shatirah ; Basser, Hossein ; Ooi, C. R. / Methods for monitoring scour from large-diameter heat probe tests. In: Structural Health Monitoring. 2016 ; pp. -.
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