Smart Circular Bridge (SCB) for pedestrians and cyclists in a circular built environment
Modern sensor technology combined with smart computer algorithms, make it feasible to equip structural components with sensors and follow their behaviour. This is known as Structural Health Monitoring. Material behaviour is evaluated in real time. A Smart sensor system, evaluates sensor input and generates early warnings, before critical levels of material degradation are reached. It enables in-time maintenance or replacement of components. In Smart Circular Bridge the unknown aspects of material-ageing are counterbalanced by the structural health monitoring system. Structural safety can thus be guaranteed. This approach will significantly accelerate resource efficiency in Infrastructure.