—Due to climate change, in recent years, each
typhoon has easily brought thousands millimeters of rainfall
which is too much for the short and narrow rivers in Taiwan to
undertake, thus has led to serious disasters. As the wireless
network techniques are well developed, we applied such
techniques to the monitoring of bridges. It allows managers to
get the information of bridge scouring in a short time, and there
would be no necessary for managers to visit site in person.
Therefore in this research, the research team has developed a
wireless network system. Then we’ve conducted some
experimental tests in the hydraulic test station to simulate the
condition on site. And the experimental pier scouring data could
be transmitted to the computer to do further analysis.
—Wireless sensor network, scour monitoring
Hui-Ping Tserng, Yung-Jui Chang, and You-Ren Lin are with the
Department of Civil Engineering of National Taiwan University, Taiwan
(e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com,
Shen-Haw Ju and Chung-Wei Feng are with the Department of Civil
Engineering of National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan (e-mail:
Cite:Hui-Ping Tserng, Shen-Haw Ju, Chung-Wei Feng, Yung-Jui Chang, and You-Ren Lin, "Application of Wireless Sensor Network to the Scour
Monitoring System of Remote Bridges," International Journal of Engineering and Technology vol. 5, no. 5, pp. 641-647, 2013.