Outlier Analysis of Bridge Deflections Using Satellite SAR and Structural Simulation: A Case Study on a Collapse Accident in a Water Pipe Bridge in Japan



Published Sep 4, 2023
Kosuke Kinoshita Yoshiyuki Yajima Takahiro Kumura Mayuko Nishio


This paper proposes a method for outlier analysis of bridge deflections using satellite Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) and structural simulation based on the finite element (FE) analysis. The proposed method is unique in combining the following two points: (1) detecting anomalous displacement of bridges before a severe accident occurs using satellite SAR displacement analysis, and (2) attempting to estimate the factors anomalous responses on the bridge, such as damages on structural members, using FE analysis. This paper describes the results of the practical application of the proposed method to MUSOTA water pipe bridge in Japan, which collapsed on October 3, 2021.  

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bridge, maintenance, SAR, finite element analysis, outlier analysis

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