Non-Destructive Techniques for the Evaluation of Structures and Infrastructure

Technologies tackle both the geometric and radiometric characterization of built structures, and thus, validated technologies such as laser scanning, photogrammetry, and multispectral remote sensing are presented in depth, from their fundamentals to their application to management systems for diverse applications in civil engineering. This book provides an overview and up-to-date synthesis of the most commonly used non-destructive technologies for the reverse engineering of built infrastructure facilities. Alternative methods are therefore presented for routine sub-surface inspections by using non-invasive geophysics as well as thermography for the nearest sub-surface. The sections of this book describe: Section 1: Fundamentals, principles and applications of: laser scanning, photogrammetry, geophysics, ground penetrating radar (GPR), IR thermography, multispectral imaging. Section 2: Applications to the inspection of infrastructure facilities: tunnels, breakwaters, railways, roads, and modeling of existing buildings (damage inspection in constructions, thermographic 3D modeling, structural modeling of industrial constructions). Section 3: New management tools and intelligent modeling: infrastructure management systems based on non-destructive technologies for masonry arch bridges, computational approaches for GPR processing and interpretation, automatic processing and object recognition from laser scanning data, building information modeling (BIM) for existing buildings.


  • English

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  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 398p

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  • Accession Number: 01603324
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9781138028104
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 17 2016 1:44PM