In-Situ Monitoring and Assessment of Post Barge-Bridge Collision Damage for Minimizing Traffic Delay and Detour

Bridges over major navigation waterways often suffer from barge collisions. After collisions, both bridges and navigation waterways are usually closed to traffic for assessing the collision damage of bridge structures, leading to substantial traffic delay or detour. The ultimate goal of this project is to improve the mobility and emergency preparedness for the transportation systems of both highways and navigation waterways through implementing Intelligent Transportation Systems. This project aims to develop an efficient in-situ monitoring and data processing scheme for assisting bridge professionals to reliably assess the barge-bridge collision damage and make prompt and informative decision on the operation the bridge and navigation waterways. The project will explore the efficient sensor deployment that can unitize low-cost acceleration sensors to effectively capture the useful information on collision damages, and effective data processing scheme that integrates Bayesian probabilistic inference and in-situ sensor data to assess collision damages and their uncertainties, and validate their effectiveness through extensive simulated tests.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $75000.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    DTRT13-G-UTC50

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Jackson State University, Jackson

    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    Jackson, MS  United States  39217-0168

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

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

    Jackson State University, Jackson

    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    Jackson, MS  United States  39217-0168
  • Principal Investigators:

    Zheng, Wei

  • Start Date: 20140701
  • Expected Completion Date: 20160630
  • Actual Completion Date: 20160630
  • Source Data: RiP Project 37070

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01573283
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Maritime Transportation Research and Education Center
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT13-G-UTC50
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Aug 21 2015 1:01AM