Bridge Structural Health Monitoring and Deterioration Detection: Synthesis of Knowledge and Technology

Abstract and project information last updated: 1 March 2011. Project updates are dated below.

An angled look at a beam and steel bridge crossing a vegetated ravine with blue and cloudy skies in the background. The bridge is in the foreground left crossing the ravine to the right.

Credit: Yongtao Dong

Hurricane Gulch, pictured here in 2009, is one of many U.S. bridges built during the 1960s. This research project, headed by Yongtao Dong, is examining the structural condition of such bridges while developing a program to monitor the health of bridges throughout the state.

AUTC
Project
Number
309036
Principal
Investigator
Yongtao Dong (UAF)
ydong2@alaska.edu
Funding
Agency

US Department of Transportation (RITA)

UAF College of Engineering & Mines

UAA

Project
Budget
102065
Start
Date
1 November 2009
Estimated
End Date
31 January 2011

Abstract

Many U.S. bridges were built during the 1960s. Evaluating the structural condition of these bridges under today’s traffic loads and safety expectations is difficult. This project is developing a practical program for structural health monitoring of Alaska’s bridges. Researchers are conducting a literature review to summarize the current knowledge available in SHM technology, surveying ADOT&PF staff to determine which technologies are currently in use, and making recommendations on what techniques should be pursued to implement a successful SHM suitable for cold regions.

Final Report

INE/AUTC 309036
22 Aug 2011

Bridges Structural Health Monitoring and Deterioration Detection - Synthesis of Knowledge and Technology
Yongtao Dong and Ruiqiang Song
Final_Report_3090361.pdf

Related Project Activity

22 August 2011

INE/AUTC 309036

by Joel Bailey

Bridge Health Monitoring Final_Report_309036