Field Validation of a Drive-By Bridge Inspection System with Wireless BWIM + NDE Devices

The proposed system incorporates a next-generation high-fidelity portable wireless bridge weigh-in-motion and nondestructive evaluation system (BWIM + NDE) system, and compatible wireless sensing devices aboard a heavy drive-by inspection vehicle. As the inspection vehicle drives through a bridge, both wireless sensors aboard the vehicle and wireless BWIM+NDE devices on the bridge simultaneously trigger on. This wireless sensing system measures both truck excitation and the corresponding bridge vibration and ultrasonic characteristics, providing an unprecedented mix of heterogeneous data set for bridge safety management and maintenance planning.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Contract Numbers:


    NCTSPM 2013-010

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Alabama Department of Transportation

    1409 Coliseum Boulevard
    Montgomery, AL  United States  36130-3050

    Georgia Department of Transportation

    One Georgia Center
    600 West Peachtree Street, NW
    Atlanta, GA  United States  30308
  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Alabama, Birmingham

    Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering
    1075 13th Street South
    Birmingham, AL  United States  35294

    Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta

    School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    Atlanta, GA  United States  30332
  • Principal Investigators:

    Wang, Yang

    Uddin, Nassim

    Jacobs, Larry

    Kim, Jin-Yeon

  • Start Date: 20131101
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20140515
  • Source Data: RiP Project 36256

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01640913
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Center for Transportation Systems Productivity and Management
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT12GUTC12, NCTSPM 2013-010
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Jul 13 2017 1:01AM