Imaging Tools for Evaluation of Gusset Plate Connections in Steel Truss Bridges

There are four main objectives of the proposed research: (1) Develop methods to collect dimensional gusset plate connection information including surface geometry and out-of-plane deformations on in-service gusset plates. (2) Develop methods to automate identification and optimization of reference target points. Develop methods to automate extraction of gusset plate edge locations, fastener locations and their corresponding member affiliations, and member orientations. (3) Develop finite element modeling and analysis techniques to directly rate gusset plates using extracted digital image data as the input source. (4) Develop software tools to manage and organize images and image data to enhance bridge management and allow identification of condition changes over time.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $475000
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    California Department of Transportation

    1227 O Street
    Sacramento, CA  United States  95814

    Idaho Department of Transportation

    P.O. Box 7129
    3311 W. State Street
    Boise, ID  United States  83707-1129

    Oregon Department of Transportation

    355 Capitol St. NE
    Salem, OR  United States  97301-3871

    Texas Department of Transportation

    125 E. 11th Street
    Austin, TX  United States  78701-2483

    Wisconsin Department of Transportation

    PO Box 7910
    4802 Sheboygan Avenue, Room 104
    Madison, WI  United States  53707-7910

    North Carolina Department of Transportation

    P.O. Box 25201
    1 South Wilmington Street
    Raleigh, NC  United States  27611

    New York State Department of Transportation

    50 Wolf Road
    Albany, NY  United States  12232
  • Project Managers:

    Li, Joe

  • Performing Organizations:

    Oregon State University, Corvallis

    Corvallis, OR  United States  97331
  • Start Date: 20120417
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20160630
  • Source Data: RiP Project 29840

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01566742
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Contract Numbers: TPF-5(259)
  • Created Date: Jun 22 2015 1:00AM