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Model Based Maintenance Decision Support Tool Development for Bridges


Start: 01-11-2018
End: 31-10-2020


This project is funded by Kunstwerken in Control (KIC)

KIC- Consortium of Asset owners, Asset maintenance companies and Educational institutions. The members of the group are the University of Twente (UT), Rijkswaterstaat (RWS), province Overijssel, Strukton, Saxion, Centric, Twente 47, and Antea Group.




Hemanand KalyanasundaramRichard Loendersloot, Tiedo Tinga

Nirvana Meratnia, Paul Havinga


This project aims to develop a Digital Twin model framework for bridges and viaducts. This is being developed for a case study bridge called The Tankinkbrug. As part of the project, a physics-based model and monitoring tools for the bridge are being developed by Dynamics Based Maintenance group.

In this PDEng project, The objective is to design and develop model-based tools to assist asset managers to make informed decisions on bridge maintenance. Combining structural health monitoring techniques and finite element methods a framework to create the tool is being developed. It provides insights to asset owners about performance the structure depends on specific maintenance action. This tool sets the base and provides scope for setting up a Digital Twin by updating it through sensor readings from the bridge to replicate near real-time conditions.