Integrated Technology‐Based Design, Inspection, and Maintenance for More Resilient Bridges

Efficient development and sustainable life‐cycle management of structural modeling and drawing plan information for bridge projects through all stages of design, construction, inspection, and maintenance. Current responsibilities in the Bridge Division include pre‐construction structural design of new and replacement bridges operating on the state highway system as well as design review and in‐service inspection of bridges on the State Aid system. Structural designs are projected to require frequent use of finite element modeling software featuring 3D geometry layout and complex engineering data needed to simulate load‐deformation response to loading and checks of performance relative to accepted professional practice criteria. It is desired to use the data from the structural model to facilitate project management from pre‐construction to as‐built to inspection and, as needed, maintenance operations. Current design and drafting software do not yet offer a reliable, consistent, and streamlined capability to achieve this goal. Both conceptual and information technology aspects pose real obstacles in work flow that result in expensive duplication of effort and potential loss of key information valuable to both operational and emergency response plans.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $378565
    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Mississippi Department of Transportation

      401 North West Street, P.O. Box 1850
      Jackson, MS  United States  39215-1850
    • Start Date: 20220325
    • Expected Completion Date: 20241231
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01895495
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Mississippi Department of Transportation
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Oct 6 2023 11:04AM