SPR-3820: Probability of Detection (POD) Study for Bridge Inspection Related to Steel Bridges (Phase 1)

The probability of bridge inspectors to detect and quantify various defects and forms of damage, such as weld toe cracks, surface corrosion, and internal weld flaws, will be evaluated in this study. The influence of environmental conditions on detectability will also be studied, such as the influence of conducting inspection during nighttime, cold weather, etc. The outcomes will be used to develop procedures to improve inspection reliability, develop inspector performance-based certification criteria and procedures, and develop pin inspection and testing procedures.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Contract to a Performing Organization has not yet been awarded.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $364,048
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Purdue University/Indiana Department of Transportation JHRP

    Purdue University
    1284 Civil Engineering Building, Room 4154
    West Lafayette, IN  United States  47907-1284
  • Principal Investigators:

    Connor, Robert

  • Start Date: 20130801
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20200531
  • Source Data: RiP Project 35178

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01522085
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Indiana Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: SPR-3820
  • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 16 2014 1:00AM