Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) for Corrosion Detection in Reinforced Concrete Structures

To overcome the difficulties in evaluating bridge decks and in corrosion detection a benchmark project using and evaluating state-of-the-art nondestructive evaluation (NDE) methods is set up at NDE Center at Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center of Federal Highway Administration cosponsored by FHWA's Exploratory Advanced Research (EAR) Program and the US National Research Council NRC. The benchmark project incorporates the latest developments in NDE inspection methodologies. A special focus lies on the promising technique of time-resolved thermography with induction heating combined with 3-D micorwave imaging. An expert's committee is founded, involving corrosion specialists and NDE experts from the US and Europe. The focus of this collaborative effort is to design and build concrete test specimens, artificially induce and monitor corrosion, periodically perform multi-sensor NDE inspections, followed by 3-D imaging and destructive validations.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $173000.00
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Jalinoos, Frank

  • Performing Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center
    McLean, VA  United States  22101
  • Principal Investigators:

    Arndt, Ralf

  • Start Date: 20080304
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20090302
  • Source Data: RiP Project 20289

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01485578
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Files: RIP
  • Created Date: Jul 3 2013 1:00AM