APPLICATION OF RADAR AND THERMOGRAPHY TO BRIDGE DECK CONDITION SURVEYS. BRIDGE MANAGEMENT. INSPECTION, MAINTENANCE, ASSESSMENT AND REPAIR. PAPERS PRESENTED AT THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON BRIDGE MANAGEMENT, UNIVERSITY OF SURREY, GUILDFORD, MARCH 28-30, 1990

This paper summarizes the theoretical and practical aspects of the application of radar and thermography to bridge deck condition surveys. A prototype vehicle was developed. The radar waveforms and the thermographic images were calibrated in the field to various forms of physical distress. It is shown that radar and thermography are useful tools for assessing the condition of bridge decks and that the two technologies are complementary; thermography is most useful for locating subsurface defects on exposed concrete surfaces and radar is most applicable to detecting defects in concrete deck slabs which have a bituminous surfacing.(A) For the covering abstract of the conference see IRRD 830553.

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    Elsevier Science Publishers

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  • Authors:
    • Manning, D G
    • Masliwec, T
  • Publication Date: 1990

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00606642
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • ISBN: 1-85166-456-4
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 31 1991 12:00AM