Concrete Bridge Deck Deterioration Assessment Using Ground Penetrating Radar

The purpose of the project is to expedite the use of ground penetrating radar (GPR) for concrete bridge deck inspection, and to automate the extraction, visualization, and documentation of bridge deck deterioration information with enhanced reliability and accuracy for bridge asset management. The scope of the research project includes: • Develop a protocol for GPR data collection and document the best practice of using GPR to survey concrete bridge decks. • Develop tools to automate the detection, localization, and characterization of concrete bridge deteriorations from GPR scans based on signal and image processing techniques. • Develop tools to visualize the bridge deck deterioration information extracted from GPR scans • This research will expedite the use of GPR to rapidly and accurately assess concrete bridge deck deterioration, thus providing TDOT sufficient and timely information for preventive maintenance. The lifespan of bridges can be extended and life-cycle costs can be reduced.

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $149,681.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    RES2019-17

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Tennessee Department of Transportation

    James K. Polk Building
    Fifth and Deaderick Street
    Nashville, TN  United States  37243-0349

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Tennessee Department of Transportation

    James K. Polk Building
    Fifth and Deaderick Street
    Nashville, TN  United States  37243-0349
  • Project Managers:

    Egli, Brian

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Tennessee, Knoxville

    Knoxville, TN  United States 
  • Principal Investigators:

    Li, Shuai

  • Start Date: 20181201
  • Expected Completion Date: 20201130
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: Transportation, Planning, Research, and Development

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01709916
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Tennessee Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: RES2019-17
  • Files: RiP
  • Created Date: Jun 24 2019 5:18PM