Development of a Low-Cost Conductive Measurement Technique to Augment Objective Methods for Damage Detection in Concrete Pavements

Detection of degradation has the potential to improve the long-term performance and integrity of highway pavements. The ongoing challenge in non-destructive evaluation techniques is to efficiently identify degradation prior to a visible impact on performance. The objective of this research is to leverage the two approaches of conductive sensing and easily deployable imaging techniques to allow for identification of distress in a timely and efficient manner. The project will develop guidelines for using a conductive sensor pattern for damage location. Once the location is broadly identified, ultrasonic array technology could be used for a detailed analysis of the area of interest.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $139329
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Department of Transportation

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

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

    Michigan State University - Center for Pavement Preservation

    2857 Jolly Road
    Okemos, Michigan  United States  48864
  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Minnesota Department of Civil, Environmental and Geo-Engineering

    500 Pillsbury Drive SE
    Minneapolis, MN  United States  55455
  • Principal Investigators:

    Linderman, Lauren

    Khazanovich, Lev

  • Start Date: 20170131
  • Expected Completion Date: 20180130
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01662490
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Center for Pavement Preservation
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT13-G-UTC44
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Mar 11 2018 9:16PM