Wolf Rock Lighthouse Long-Term Monitoring

James Brownjohn*, Alison Raby, James Bassitt, Alessandro Antonini, Zuo Zhu, Peter Dobson

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Abstract

Wolf Rock Lighthouse is a Victorian era masonry structure located in an extreme environment facing the fiercest Atlantic storms off the southwest coast of England whose dynamic behaviour has been studied since 2016. Initially, a modal test was used to determine modal parameters; then, in 2017, a monitoring system was installed that has operated intermittently providing response data for a number of characteristic loading events. These events have included wave loads due to storms, a small UK earthquake, helicopters landing on the helideck, and the grounding of a ship on the reef. This is believed to be the most extensive experimental campaign on any structure of this type. This paper briefly describes a unique project involving the characterisation and measurement of dynamic behaviour due to different forms of dynamic loading.

Original languageEnglish
Article number77
Number of pages18
JournalInfrastructures
Volume9
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2024

Keywords

  • condition assessment
  • forced vibration
  • lighthouse
  • operational modal analysis
  • system identification

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