Evaluating Corrosion of Steel Strands Using Time Domain Reflectometry

The continuing deterioration of the aging infrastructure, particularly the corrosion of metallic reinforcement of highway bridges is a problem of great importance, which has received intensive attention recently. The Federal Highway Administration estimated that sixteen percent of the 582,969 bridges in the US are structurally deficient as of June 1998. A nondestructive evaluation technique for corrosion detection using time domain reflectometry has been developed and demonstrated through this project and a preceding project titled "Detecting Corrosion of Steel Strands Using Time Domain Reflectometry."


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    • Status: Completed
    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Delaware Department of Transportation

      P.O. Box 778
      Dover, DE  United States  19901
    • Performing Organizations:

      Delaware Center for Transportation

      University of Delaware
      Newark, DE  United States  19716
    • Principal Investigators:

      Hunsperger, Robert

    • Start Date: 20010701
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20020630
    • Source Data: RiP Project 18352

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01459858
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Delaware Department of Transportation
    • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:14PM