TLS Measurement during Static Load Testing of a Railway Bridge

Pelagia Gawronek , Maria Makuch


Terrestrial laser scanning (TLS) technology has become increasingly popular in investigating displacement and deformation of natural and anthropogenic objects. Regardless of the accuracy of deformation identification, TLS provides remote comprehensive information about the measured object in a short time. These features of TLS were why TLS measurement was used for a static load test of an old, steel railway bridge. The results of the measurement using the Z+F Imager 5010 scanner and traditional surveying methods (for improved georeferencing) were compared to results of precise reflectorless tacheometry and precise levelling. The analyses involved various procedures for the determination of displacement from 3D data (black & white target analysis, point cloud analysis, and mesh surface analysis) and the need to pre-process the 3D data was considered (georeferencing, automated filtering). The results demonstrate that TLS measurement can identify vertical displacement in line with the results of traditional measurements down to ±1 mm.
Author Pelagia Gawronek (FoEEaLS / DoG)
Pelagia Gawronek,,
- Department of Geodesy
, Maria Makuch (FoEEaLS / DoG)
Maria Makuch,,
- Department of Geodesy
Journal seriesISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information, ISSN 2220-9964, (N/A 70 pkt)
Issue year2019
Publication size in sheets0.9
Keywords in Englishpoint cloud analysis; 3D data comparing; vertical displacements, precise levelling, Polish railway bridges
ASJC Classification3305 Geography, Planning and Development; 1901 Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous); 1903 Computers in Earth Sciences
Languageen angielski
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TLS Measurement during Static Load Testing of a Railway Bridge
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Publication indicators WoS Citations = 1; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2018 = 1.229; WoS Impact Factor: 2018 = 1.84 (2) - 2018=2.022 (5)
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