Thomas Thenikl

Vallen

Speaker Sessions

Stream B - Wednesday 9 March 2022

Bridge tendons monitoring using acoustic emission technology

A common and recommended practice for the monitoring of civil and industrial infrastructure, Acoustic Emission technology enables the detection of wire breakages even when tendons are embedded in concrete and are relatively far from the surface, which other NDT methods cannot detect. In addition to providing examples of bridge monitoring at various stages of a project - from inception to execution and maintenance – the presentation will discuss the results obtained during tests of real wire breakages on a decommissioned bridge in Germany, where the structure was being monitored using several SHM technologies. We will report in detail about the result of AE in those trials and how it compared with the other methods tested.



: 11:55-12:20
Neil Tilley Keith Brownlie

The highlight of the bridge engineering year.

Sue Threader, Chief Executive, Rochester Bridge Trust

A great day meeting lots of like-minded people, exploring new innovations and products from exhibitors and listening to some inspiring speakers.

Kevin Dentith, Chief Bridge Engineer, Devon County Council

Excellent networking and knowledge sharing opportunity, everyone who works in bridges should be there!

Liz Kirkham, Network & Strategic Asset Manager, Gloucestershire County Council

Very good conference and excellent networking opportunities.

Paul Tucker, Senior Bridge Engineer & Team Leader, Somerset County Council

Once again a great opportunity to see and hear from market leaders in bridges innovation.

Adrian Worthington, Technical & Design Officer, Wigan Council

The event is always informative, inspiring and relevant - a really good blend of asset owners, researchers, designers and contractors. A must for all bridge engineering professionals!

Phil Raven, Head of Technical Design, Milestone Infrastructure (Oxfordshire Highways)

The event is an opportunity to meet the some main suppliers and service providers in the UK industry
and to gain an understanding of the status quo and the trends in the bridge through the problems faced and solutions found.

Philip Corbett, Concessionaire for the Rion-Antirion Bridge - Greece, GEFYRA SA