About the research
The purpose of the project is to develop automated techniques for determining vehicle characteristics as they cross the smart timber bridge. By determining vehicle characteristics–such as vehicle weight, axle weights, axle spacings, travel lane, speed, and so forth–it will be possible to enhance other algorithms for predicting usage and induced damage or deterioration.
Two different vehicle characterization approaches will be investigated:
- Use of conventional instrumentation
- Use of non-conventional instrumentation including the sensing skin