Institute of Fundamental Technological Research
Polish Academy of Sciences


I. Wyczałek, PhD, DSc

Poznan University of Technology (PL)

Recent publications
1.  Olaszek P., Wyczałek I., Sala D., Kokot M., Świercz A., Monitoring of the static and dynamic displacements of railway bridges with the use of inertial sensors, SENSORS, ISSN: 1424-8220, DOI: 10.3390/s20102767, Vol.20, No.10, pp.2767-1-24, 2020

In the case of the monitoring of bridges, the determination of vertical displacements is one of the most important issues. A new measuring system has been developed and implemented for assessment of railway bridges based on measurements of the structural response to passing trains. The system uses inertial sensors: Inclinometers and accelerometers that do not need any referential points. The system records signals related to the passage of a train over a monitored bridge. The signals from inclinometers before the train's entry are used to determine the static movement. Integrated signals from inclinometers and accelerometers are used to determine dynamic displacements when the train goes through the bridge. Signals from inclinometers are used to determine the so-called "quasi-static" component of the displacement and signal from the accelerometer to determine the dynamic component. Field tests have been carried out on a viaduct along a high-speed railway line. Periodic comparative measurements are carried out using a Total Station to verify static measurements and using inductive sensors to verify dynamic measurements. Tests of the system carried out so far have proven its usefulness for monitoring bridges in a high-speed railway (up to 200 km/h) with high accuracy while determining dynamic displacements.

bridge monitoring, dynamic and static displacements, inertial sensors, total station, indirect measurement

Olaszek P. - Instytut Badawczy Dróg i Mostów (PL)
Wyczałek I. - Poznan University of Technology (PL)
Sala D. - IPPT PAN
Kokot M. - IPPT PAN
Świercz A. - IPPT PAN
2.  Olaszek P., Świercz A., Wyczałek I., Kołakowski P., Szadkowski K., Moduł pomiaru i oceny odpowiedzi eksploatowanych kolejowych konstrukcji mostowych, Mosty, ISSN: 1896-7663, Vol.3-4, pp.22-26, 2017

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