Bridge Deck Reinforcing Steel Cover Verification by Utilizing Ground Penetrating Radar

This project will investigate the use of Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) as an alternative to the pachometer testing of reinforcing steel concrete cover thicknesses for bridge deck quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC). The objective of this project is to provide a new method for evaluating the concrete cover over the steel reinforcement on both new bridge construction and bridge deck rehabilitation projects. GPR technology can be more accurate, more thorough, more cost efficient, and safer than the current standard of practice of utilizing the older pachometer technology.


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    • Status: Active
    • Contract Numbers:

      KYSPR 15-497

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

      200 Mero Street
      Frankfort, KY  United States  40622
    • Project Managers:

      Siwula, Jason

    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Kentucky, Lexington

      Kentucky Transportation Center
      College of Engineering, 176 Raymond Building
      Lexington, KY  United States  40506-0281
    • Principal Investigators:

      Rister, Brad

    • Start Date: 20140701
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20160630
    • Source Data: RiP Project 37300

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01541132
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: University of Kentucky, Lexington
    • Contract Numbers: KYSPR 15-497
    • Files: RiP
    • Created Date: Oct 18 2014 1:01AM