LiDAR Scan for Blasting Impact Evaluation on a Culvert Structure

This paper summarizes a case study of using three-dimensional (3D) light detection and ranging (LiDAR) scanner technology in bridge postblast geometric assessments. Terrestrial 3D LiDAR scanners can generate dense point clouds of position information that can be used to establish baseline geometric information for structures and to establish critical dimensional footprints for before and after event comparisons. For close range blast effects, the preblast and postblast scans of a bridge are proposed to establish blasting induced effects and damage information. The Colony Road culvert bridge was monitored for a nearby construction blasting, where full-scale 3D scans of the bridge have been conducted before and after blasting. The critical sections and geometries are then compared to ensure the safety of the bridge.


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  • Accession Number: 01492178
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: Jul 11 2013 4:38PM