Concept and Preliminary Test of the Intelligent FRP Bridge Deck for the Vehicular Bridges

Kulpa M., Rajchel M., Siwowski T.

10th International Conference on Fibre-Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composites in Civil Engineering (CICE), İstanbul, Turkey, 8 - 10 December 2021, vol.198, pp.89-100 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 198
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/978-3-030-88166-5_7
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.89-100
  • Keywords: Deck, Bridge, Sandwich, Optic sensor, DFOS
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


The paper describes the concept of the smart FRP composite bridge panel with integrated distributed fibre optic sensors (DFOS), intended to monitor its behavior under live load. The system consists of continuous sensors, thanks to which it is possible to measure every part of the panel and the obtained response of the structure is comprehensive. The sensors are placed inside the laminates, thanks to which they are inseparably and securely connected with the structure. This solution required production tests to develop a durable and mass-produced solution. The final effect is an intelligent panel that can diagnose its condition based on algorithms and indicate the occurrence of anomalies.