Use of Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) for Rapid Inspection of Bridge Decks to Detect Area of Deterioration of Future Rehabilitation

The objectives of the project are to: (1) Test the application of using GPR for rapid inspection of bridge decks to detect areas of deterioration for future rehabilitation. (2) Test different antennas to determine best frequency for bridge deck expansion. (3) Develop standard testing practices for bridge deck inspection using GPR. (4) Develop standard specifications outlining the anticipated tolerances and acceptance levels produced by GPR results. (5) Compare GPR's ability to determine concrete cover over steel reinforcement for acceptance testing of new concrete overlays to that of the pachometer.


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    • Status: Active
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

      State Office Building, Clinton and High Streets
      Frankfort, KY  USA  40622
    • Project Managers:

      Byrd, Jamie

    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Kentucky, Lexington

      Kentucky Transportation Center
      College of Engineering, 176 Raymond Building
      Lexington, KY  USA  40506-0281
    • Principal Investigators:

      Graves, R

    • Start Date: 20080701
    • Source Data: RiP Project 19186

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01459801
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: University of Kentucky, Lexington
    • Contract Numbers: P-09-370
    • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:12PM