Field Monitoring of Scour Critical Bridges: A Pilot Study of Time Domain Reflectometry For Real-Time Automatic Scour Monitoring Systems

Scour prediction equations from laboratory model studies might not result in safe and economical designs of scour countermeasures. Collecting scour data directly from the field is necessary to improve the current specifications. The development of an innovative bridge real time scour monitoring system would bring important societal and economic benefits for the transportation community. The objective of "Field Monitoring of Scour Critical Bridges: A Pilot Study of Time Domain Reflectometry for Real-Time Automatic Scour Monitoring Systems" is to develop and deploy a rugged and inexpensive TDR real-time monitoring system. The research tasks for this project are (1) Design a system suitable for field deployment. (2) Develop user-friendly computer software for the system. - Conduct simulated experiments to validate the system performance. (3) Evaluate the prototype at selected scour critical bridges.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Ohio Department of Transportation

    Research Program
    1980 West Broad Street
    Columbus, OH  United States  43223
  • Project Managers:

    Krouse, Bill

  • Performing Organizations:

    Case Western Reserve University

    School of Engineering
    10900 Euclid Avenue
    Cleveland, OH  United States  44106
  • Principal Investigators:

    Yu, Bill

  • Start Date: 20080505
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20100301
  • Source Data: RiP Project 18158

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01464444
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Ohio Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 134374
  • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:42PM