Remote Health Monitoring for Asset Management

A key challenge to managing fixed assets such as bridges and other transportation infrastructure is monitoring their condition over time. Under typical service conditions, deterioration resulting from traffic loading and difficult environmental conditions can result in a reduction or loss of service of a particular asset, or even life threatening and dangerous failures. Extreme events such as earthquakes and floods present a still greater challenge in that the service condition of the asset may change abruptly and without warning, leaving managers without key information they need to respond to the event. The goal of this project is to develop remote health monitoring technology that will provide managers and owners with timely information on the condition of civil infrastructure assets. This will be achieved through the development of an instrumented pile that will provide real-time data on bridge scour and seismic activity, allowing for the remote monitoring of bridge conditions by key managers and engineers.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Completed
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Missouri Department of Transportation

    1617 Missouri Boulevard
    P.O. Box 270
    Jefferson City, MO  United States  65102

    University of Missouri, Columbia

    Department of Civil Engineering
    Columbia, MO  United States  65211

    Midwest Transportation Consortium

    Iowa State University
    Ames, IA  United States  50010-8664
  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Missouri, Columbia

    Department of Civil Engineering
    Columbia, MO  United States  65211
  • Principal Investigators:

    Washer, Glenn

  • Start Date: 20070501
  • Expected Completion Date: 20080430
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 14348

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01460285
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Midwest Transportation Consortium
  • Files: UTC, RiP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:22PM