Nondestructive Evaluation of Four Sister Bridges in Virginia Using Manual NDE Technologies and Robotic Platform RABIT

Within this research project, condition assessment of the four bridges in Virginia will be conducted using manual nondestructive evaluation (NDE) technologies as well as the robotic platform RABIT™. The following NDE methods will be used in both the automated and manual testing: Impact Echo, Ultrasonic Surface Waves, Ground Penetrating Radar and Electrical Resistivity method. The data collected from all the technologies will be analyzed and the results presented in terms of condition maps and calculated condition indices. Similarly, data related to the speed and cost of data collection using the two approaches will be recorded and analyzed. A report of detailing the comparisons will be generated. In addition, conclusions will be drawn on different aspect of performance of these bridges, as well as the deployed NDE technologies.


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  • Status: Active
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    University Transportation Centers Program
    1200 New Jersey Avenue
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Azari, Hoda

    Szary, Pat

  • Performing Organizations:

    Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation

    Rutgers University
    100 Brett Rd
    Piscataway, NJ  United States  08854-8058
  • Principal Investigators:

    Gucunski, Nenad

    Parvardeh, Hooman

  • Start Date: 20150522
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20150930
  • Source Data: RiP Project 40071

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01569606
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT12-G-UTC16, CAIT-UTC-059
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Jul 18 2015 1:00AM