Development, Training, Education, and Implementation of Low-cost Sensing Technologies for Bridge Structural Health Monitoring (SHM)

New low-cost approaches to monitoring the health of bridge and critical transportation infrastructure systems are critically needed. This study seeks to provide a solution by using novel sensing technologies that can be cost-effectively developed. The input from industry will direct the identification, selection, development, and testing of such technologies. The exposure of students and inspectors to low-cost technology and sensors will provide researchers with data to evaluate the implementation of cost-effective sensing technologies by the transportation industry. Moreover, this project will support the development of new sensing technologies generated by students enrolled in a suite of new Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) classes. By engaging in this research, STEM students will develop their knowledge in the use of new technologies, infrastructure inspection, and will have opportunities to interact and train with transportation industry infrastructure owners (railroads and Departments of Transportation [DOTs]). Overall, this study will promote the sustainability and resilience of transportation renewal and upgrade by developing cost-effective technologies, that will be applied towards the maintenance of the transportation infrastructure in metropolitan and rural areas. In addition, this project will promote workforce development in the earliest stages of education in transportation engineering.

    Language

    • English

    Project

    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $150000
    • Contract Numbers:

      17STUNM02

    • 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

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

      Bogus, Susan

    • Performing Organizations:

      University of New Mexico, Albuquerque

      Department of Civil Engineering
      Albuquerque, NM  United States  87131-0001
    • Principal Investigators:

      Moreu, Fernando

      Lippitt, Chris

    • Start Date: 20170508
    • Expected Completion Date: 20181108
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01635008
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Transportation Consortium of South-Central States
    • Contract Numbers: 17STUNM02
    • Files: UTC, RiP
    • Created Date: May 19 2017 11:02AM