Electromagnetic Detection and Identification of Concrete Cracking in Highway Bridges

The problem the research team is trying to solve is the structural assessment of aging concrete bridges (reinforced and prestressed) in New England, targeting at concrete cracking and degradation (e.g., carbonation, alkali-silica reaction). The problem is important because that the integrity of concrete cover indicates not only mechanical strength of the cross section but also the level of protection for steel corrosion. Concrete cracking and steel corrosion can occur to any component in concrete bridges. The team proposes to (1) conduct field radar inspection (using ground-penetrating radar (GPR) and synthetic aperture radar (SAR), and impact-echo) for 2D and 3D radar imaging and to (2) develop a damage detection model for predicting the level of structural damage for concrete bridges.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $255283
  • Contract Numbers:

    69A3551847101

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    University of Massachusetts Lowell

    One University Drive
    Lowell, MA  United States  01854

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

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

    Transportation Infrastructure Durability Center

    University of Maine
    Orono, ME  United States  04469
  • Project Managers:

    Dunn, Denise

  • Performing Organizations:

    Transportation Infrastructure Durability Center

    University of Maine
    Orono, ME  United States  04469

    University of Massachusetts Lowell

    One University Drive
    Lowell, MA  United States  01854
  • Principal Investigators:

    Yu, Tzuyang

  • Start Date: 20190101
  • Expected Completion Date: 20201231
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01698485
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Infrastructure Durability Center
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551847101
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Mar 4 2019 10:25AM