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Dr. Anil Agrawal
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The goal of this project has been achieved through three tasks. The main goal of Task I has been to identify appropriate sensors that have potential for bridge bearings applications. This has been achieved through the following subtasks and has been presented in this chapter:

(a) An extensive literature review of behavior of elastomeric bearings and state-of-the-art on the smart bearings.
(b) Objective criteria for selection of sensors.
(c) Information, specifications and reliability of commercially advanced sensors.

The focus of Task II has been to develop possible instrumentation schemes for implementing smart bearings, as presented in Chapter 2. In Task III, costs associated with feasibility of smart bearings have been investigated. This work has been reported in Chapter 3.