Development of an Automated Bridge Inspection Methodology using Digital Image Correlation

An experimental study will be undertaken in which a series of steel compact specimens (C(T)) and steel bridge girder components will be tested in the KU Structural Engineering Laboratory. Specimens will be loaded cyclically to introduce and propagate fatigue cracks, and a digital image correlation (DIC) will be used to develop capabilities for detecting and monitoring fatigue cracking. The limits of the DIC system will be examined with respect to crack orientation (in-plane and out-of-plane), crack size (length and opening), and system proximity and orientation to the specimen. These results will be used to determine thresholds of applicability for use in automated bridge inspection. Examination of DIC output with respect to crack initiation and propagation will be used to develop an automated crack identification methodology. This research program is anticipated to lead to implementation of DIC for automated bridge inspections as part of robotic bridge inspection systems in future projects related to automated crack inspection.

    Language

    • English

    Project

    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $171422
    • Contract Numbers:

      69A3551747107

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Mid-America Transportation Center

      University of Nebraska-Lincoln
      2200 Vine Street, PO Box 830851
      Lincoln, NE  United States  68583-0851

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

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

      Mid-America Transportation Center

      University of Nebraska-Lincoln
      2200 Vine Street, PO Box 830851
      Lincoln, NE  United States  68583-0851
    • Project Managers:

      Stearns, Amy

    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Kansas, Lawrence

      Department of Civil Engineering, 2006 Learned Hall
      Lawrence, KS  United States  66045-2225
    • Principal Investigators:

      Collins, William

    • Start Date: 20161205
    • Expected Completion Date: 20181204
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program
    • Source Data: RiP Project 91994-6

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01662478
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Mid-America Transportation Center
    • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747107
    • Files: UTC, RiP
    • Created Date: Mar 9 2018 11:33AM