|Software for Operational
Structural Health Monitoring of the Hong Kong
Stonecutters Bridge using ARTeMIS
The Government of the Hong Kong Special
Administrative Region (HK-SAR) has ordered a custom monitoring system for
the prestigious Hong Kong Stonecutters bridge. This is one of the longest
cable-stayed bridges in the world, currently under construction (www.stonecuttersbridge.net).
Artist impression of the Hong Kong Stonecutters bridge.
The custom monitoring system will be part of the
bridge's Wind and Structural Health Monitoring System (WASHMS) that monitors
the response of the bridge to wind loading, temperature loading, highway
loading and seismic loading. Sensors collect information on the spot and
transmit their signals back to central control units for storage and
The software platform used is the
FEMtools Framework produced by Dynamic Design Solutions,
Belgium, and the delivery to the onsite bridge control units
includes several licenses of
Extractor Pro, and of the
FEMtools Model Updating, for real-time correlation of the bridge
mode shapes with reference modes obtained from a validated and
updated finite element model.
This order will be a major showcase for
state-of-the-art structural health monitoring technology that uses
operational modal testing and model updating-based damage identification
applied on large scale civil engineering structures.
Other companies involved in the Hong Kong
Stonecutters Bridge project are:
Highways Department, The Government of the Hong Kong Special
Dynamic Design Solutions