DEMONSTRATION PROJECT NO 33 BRIDGE DECK EVALUATION TECHNIQUES

In an effort to acquaint personnel with the latest evaluation techniques and procedures for concrete bridge decks, this project will discuss bridge deck deterioration, present a movie on the corrosion detection device, discuss and demonstrate evaluation techniques, evaluate a bridge deck and discuss the findings. Items to be demonstrated include the following: delamination detection, corrosion detection, concrete cover measuring, and concrete sampling and chloride analysis, and membrane testing. The delamination detector is an acoustical device in which the rebounding acoustical signal is recorded on a strip chart recorder. The rolling pachometer is a device that measures the depth of concrete over the top mat of reinforcing steel. The results are recorded on a strip chart recorder for permanent record. This device records data while being pushed at approximately 1 mph, thus decreasing the time for testing. A technique to obtain a pulverized concrete sample for chloride analysis will be demonstrated. The pulverized sample will then be subjected to a chemical analysis. A training film on the use of corrosion detection device will be presented and operation of the device will be demonstrated. The electrical resistivity technique for evaluating membranes will be discussed.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also FHWA Newsletter No. 2.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Publication Date: 0

Media Info

  • Pagination: 4 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00128799
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 21 1976 12:00AM