Vertical Displacements Measuring Methods During Bridge Load Tests
1 University of Maribor, SI 2000, Smetanova 17, Maribor, Slovenia
2 University of Zagreb, hr 10000, Kačićeva 26, Zagreb, Croatia
3 Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnical University, 195251 Politekhnicheskaya str., 29, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
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This article introduces the use of the GNSS method for the load testings of bridge structures. We know that there area lot of methods by which you can determine vertical displacement. However, as new bridge constructions are constructed over almost impossible and inaccessible gorges and valleys, the classic measurements method do not allow us to determine vertical displacement so reliably any more or they are very time-consuming. The GNSS method is well known but there are difficulties when determining the altitude component of this method, which is rather questionable. For this purpose, the methods were tested as practical examples in which some difficulties were encountered, so subsequently another test recording was performed of altitude changes using this method.
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