Finite element model updating for bridge deformation measurements extracted from remote sensing data

The proposed research has the potential for significant impact on practice and is in direct alignment with the Center's mission for improving integrated asset management for condition assessment of bridges using remote sensing-based measurements. The research performed will address key challenges that engineers face when evaluating the impact of geometric distortions on structural performance. Two practical applications of explicit interest to stakeholders are (1) the quantification of truck collision damage on bridge capacity and (2) quantification of web crippling impacts on bridge bearing capacity. More broadly, the anticipated results can aid decision makers on how best to invest infrastructure funds where needed and support quantitative strategies for asset management. This research will leverage technologies that are already in widespread use by managing agencies, and will not require additional and sophisticated equipment, further facilitating the potential for rapid implementation in practice

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Project funded as part of the core funds awarded


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $83039 yr 1 with match, 84,074 yr 2 with match
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Center for Integrated Asset Management for Multimodal Transportation Infrastructure Systems (CIAMTIS)

    Pennsylvania State University
    University Park, PA  United States  16802
  • Project Managers:

    Donnell, Eric

    Rajabipour, Farshad

  • Performing Organizations:

    George Mason University

    School of Engineering
    CEIE Dept., MSN-6C1
    Faifax, VA  United States  22030
  • Principal Investigators:

    Lattanzi, David

  • Start Date: 20190311
  • Expected Completion Date: 20210311
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01699751
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Center for Integrated Asset Management for Multimodal Transportation Infrastructure Systems (CIAMTIS)
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551847103
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Mar 25 2019 2:56PM