Publications / 2003 Proceedings of the 20th ISARC, Eindhoven, Holland

Connecting 3-D Concrete Bridge Design to 3-D Site Measurements

Rauno Heikkilä, Mika Jaakkola, Pekka Pulkkinen
Pages 259-264 (2003 Proceedings of the 20th ISARC, Eindhoven, Holland, ISBN 978-90-6814-574-8, ISSN 2413-5844)

This paper describes the first results of an R&D project “Intelligent Bridge” carried out in Finland. The aim of the project is to develop new methods for 3-D design of concrete bridges and further connect and bring the design models to the source information of site measurements. A new design concept for 3-D concrete bridge design was developed and preliminarily tested in a pilot design office. The site tests of the first implementations of real time CAD/CAM measurements using a 3-D robot tachometer, as well as a 3-D laser scanning technique, are presented and evaluated.

Keywords: Concrete Bridge Design, 3-D CAD, 3-D Measurements, 3-D Laser Scanners