Development of a Self-powered Structural Health Monitoring System for Transportation Infrastructure

Early detection of critical transportation infrastructure needs by monitoring their structural health will enable transportation agencies to opt for low-cost preservation treatments to decrease the life-cycle cost of transportation infrastructure and reduce the financial resources necessary for its rehabilitation and reconstruction. Therefore, the goal of the project is to develop a self-powered structural health monitoring system to improve durability and to extend the life of transportation infrastructure such as pavements, such that the existing transportation system is preserved. The technical objectives of this study are to: (1) Develop self-powered sensors using energy harvesting from available power sources in pavement (Thermal heat), (2) Laboratory evaluation of the sensors using state of the art pavement testing to evaluate their compatibility and performance, (3) Field evaluation of the sensor in test sections to validate their functionality and durability to field harsh conditions. Developing and implementing this technology will support workforce development in the manufacturing, installation, and operation of these sensors in roadways. Furthermore, it will provide training of students involved in the research activities and will educate future engineers in working in multidisciplinary groups to address transportation challenges.

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Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $218000
  • Contract Numbers:

    69A3551747106

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Transportation Consortium of South-Central States (Tran-SET)

    Louisiana State University
    Baton Rouge, LA  United States  70803
  • Project Managers:

    Karaman, Ibrahim

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Texas, San Antonio

    1 UTSA Circle
    San Antonio, TX  United States  78249

    Texas A&M University, College Station

    Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station
    1470 William D. Fitch Parkway
    College Station, TX  United States  77845
  • Principal Investigators:

    Karsilayan, Aydin

    Dessouky, Samer

    Papagiannakis, A

  • Start Date: 20170508
  • Expected Completion Date: 20181108
  • Actual Completion Date: 20181108
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01635024
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Consortium of South-Central States (Tran-SET)
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747106
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: May 18 2017 5:02PM