Infrastructure Subsurface Damage Detection through Video-Based Imperceptible Vibration Measurement

The objective of this project is to perform a feasibility study on cost-effective, non- destructive measurement of structural dynamic responses by harvesting the power of a recently established motion magnification technique that is capable of capturing tiny motions of objects in videos (micrometer ~ submillimeter). Such tiny motions, which can hardly be seen by human naked eyes, often occur on members of infrastructures (e.g., bridges and railways) thanks to daily ambient excitations (e.g., vehicle/pedestrian movement, natural air current, and sound), and thereby carry useful information that allows for structural condition assessment. It is widely recognized that the U.S. infrastructures are aging and deteriorating, requiring a wide range of solutions including developing reliable inspection techniques that can provide early warning of damages to prevent premature failure of the infrastructures


    • English


    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $WVU Fed Core Funds $79,752 WVU Mtchg Funds $79,752
    • Contract Numbers:


    • 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:

      West Virginia University, Morgantown

      Morgantown, WV  United States  26506
    • Principal Investigators:

      Dai, Fei

    • Start Date: 0
    • Expected Completion Date: 20230531
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

    Subject/Index Terms

    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01751480
    • 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: Sep 9 2020 5:51PM