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Monitoring the response of Severn Suspension bridge in the United Kingdom using multi-GNSS measurements

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posted on 24.09.2021, 08:38 authored by Hussein Alwan Msaewe, Panos A Psimoulis, Craig HancockCraig Hancock, Gethin Wyn Roberts, Lukasz Bonenberg
The application of GPS in bridge monitoring aims to determine accurately and precisely the response of the deck and towers of the bridge and estimate the main response characteristics (amplitude and modal frequencies). The main requirement of GPS monitoring is a high level of accuracy and availability of fixed solutions, which ensure the reliable operation of GPS and result in the precise estimation of the bridge's response. However, the derived GPS time series of bridge monitoring can be contaminated by noise, due to the performance of the GPS satellite(s), the geometry of the GPS satellite constellation and the potential obstructions due to the bridge elements, which can even lead to GPS solution of poor accuracy and/or precision and result in reduced efficiency of the performance of the GPS monitoring. This study investigates the potential contribution of other Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) constellations for a more robust and reliable displacement time series solution, derived from multi-GNSS records. More specifically, a novel method is developed to derive the optimal combination of GNSS records to determine the GNSS displacement time series based on checks of parameters which reflect the geometry of the satellite constellation and the quality of the GNSS satellites signals. The method is applied in monitoring of the Severn Suspension Bridge, in the United Kingdom, and it is revealed the enhancement in the GNSS
monitoring performance of the bridge response for specific time intervals for various locations on the bridge's support towers, suspension cables and deck.

Funding

Ningbo Nottingham New Material Institute. Grant Number: A0060

Ningbo Science and Technology Bureau. Grant Number: 2019C50017

History

School

  • Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

Published in

Structural Control and Health Monitoring

Volume

28

Issue

11

Pages

(29)

Publisher

JOHN WILEY & SONS LTD

Version

VoR (Version of Record)

Rights holder

© The authors

Publisher statement

This is an Open Access Article. It is published by Wiley under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported Licence (CC BY). Full details of this licence are available at: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Acceptance date

10/07/2021

Publication date

2021-09-06

Copyright date

2021

ISSN

1545-2255

eISSN

1545-2263

Language

en

Depositor

Dr Craig Hancock. Deposit date: 23 September 2021

Article number

e2830