Phase I Project for Integrating Intelligent Structure Technology for Refining Bridge Inspection in Mississippi

Current bridge inspections are mostly performed by visual inspections that may not reliably identify all defects in a timely manner. Given today's increasingly crowded and aging bridge systems, these inspections can not assure bridge safety and cost-effective maintenance. Intelligent Structure Technology (IST) integrates smart sensors, data acquisition, microprocessor, and communication technology and could identify the presence and extent of damage in bridges. The FHWA has recognized this need and created a framework for Development of Model Structural Health Monitoring Guide for Major Bridges. Several states had started applying this technology into new or existing bridges and refine their bridge inspection. Implementation of intelligent transportation system is an interdisciplinary research frontier for managing transportation system and securing its safety operation. The proposed project is the Phase I of a roadmap towards developing and transferring intelligent damage diagnosis technologies for assessing bridge conditions and supporting decision-making for bridge maintenance in Mississippi. It will focus on research on the detrimental bridge deteriorations in Mississippi and their analytical modeling, transfer of sensing technology to meet the need of bridge inspection in Mississippi, and education on IST for diverse students and professionals.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $33180.00
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Institute of Multimodal Transportation

    Jackson State University
    1230 Raymond Road
    Jackson, MS  United States  39204
  • Project Managers:

    Wang, Feng

  • Performing Organizations:

    Jackson State University, Jackson

    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    Jackson, MS  United States  39217-0168
  • Principal Investigators:

    Zheng, Wei

  • Start Date: 20090701
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20101231
  • Source Data: RiP Project 24100

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01461843
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Institute of Multimodal Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT06-G-0049
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:53PM