Lidar-Based Vibration Monitoring for Assessing Safety of Damaged Bridges

Currently, most bridge inspections are conducted visually by trained experts to identify damaged areas or components. While fairly rapid to conduct and cost-effective to implement, there are a number of limitations and drawbacks. Therefore, there is a critical need for high-quality engineering data to be collected efficiently during routine bridge inspections and following unanticipated loads (e.g., vehicular collision). The primary objective of this project is to develop a methodology for acquiring vibration measurements using terrestrial laser scanners and to develop an algorithm to extract key engineering data from these measurements, such that improved structural health information can be utilized for decision-making.


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    • Status: Completed
    • Funding: $99189
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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:

      Mid-America Transportation Center

      University of Nebraska-Lincoln
      2200 Vine Street, PO Box 830851
      Lincoln, NE  United States  68583-0851
    • Principal Investigators:

      Wittich, Christine

    • Start Date: 20200401
    • Expected Completion Date: 20211231
    • Actual Completion Date: 20220630
    • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program
    • Source Data: RiP Project 91994-59

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01735831
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Mid-America Transportation Center
    • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747107
    • Files: UTC, RIP
    • Created Date: Apr 4 2020 3:56PM