Rob Jansen, TNO presents: ‘Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) of orthotropic bridge decks’

Rob Jansen, Senior Project Manager at TNO, will present during the ISN Conference: “Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) of orthotropic bridge decks”. 

Infrastructure asset owners are more and more confronted with structures reaching the end of their structural life. Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) systems should provide up-to-date information about the actual condition, as well predict the structural life and required maintenance of the assets for more cost effective and reliable operation in future. Fatigue is regarded as a governing degradation mechanism in bridge decks. This presentation will discuss the results of fatigue tests carried out on a representative test structure in the lab environment. The work is part of an ongoing research project to demonstrate the benefits of adaptive and scalable network technologies for SHM of orthotropic bridge decks.

Rob JansenAbout Rob Jansen
Rob Jansen received his bachelor degree in process technology in 1996 and physics in 1998 and is active within TNO as a senior project manager within the department ‘Process and Instrument Development’. Since his assignment at TNO in 2006 most of his projects are related to the development of new instruments for monitoring ‘integrity’ and ‘flow and composition’ making use of fibre optics, acoustics and ultrasound.

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