Bridge Load Rating and Evaluation Using Digital Image Measurements

The objective of the research is to develop and implement a procedure for load rating based on field testing using digital image measurements. Field testing of a bridge is a relatively simple procedure, yet it is still only done on a very, very small fraction of bridges in the U.S. inventory. To properly allocate resources to determine whether a bridge repair, rehabilitation or replacement is needed, the actual load carrying capacity is needed from field testing and not an analytical model alone. We propose having a low-cost, nondestructive and reliable means to conduct field testing for bridge load rating and evaluation using image-based measurements.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $Federal $174,261, Match $174,261
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    • 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:

      Center for Integrated Asset Management for Multimodal Transportation Infrastructure Systems (CIAMTIS)

      Pennsylvania State University
      University Park, PA  United States  16802
    • Project Managers:

      Donnell, Eric

      Rajabipour, Farshad

    • Performing Organizations:

      Delaware Center for Transportation

      University of Delaware
      Newark, DE  United States  19716

      George Mason University

      School of Engineering
      CEIE Dept., MSN-6C1
      Faifax, VA  United States  22030
    • Principal Investigators:

      Head, Monique

    • Start Date: 20190301
    • Expected Completion Date: 20211231
    • Actual Completion Date: 20220516
    • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01698981
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Center for Integrated Asset Management for Multimodal Transportation Infrastructure Systems (CIAMTIS)
    • Contract Numbers: 69A3551847103
    • Files: UTC, RIP
    • Created Date: Mar 19 2019 10:43AM