NON-DESTRUCTIVE EVALUATION OF BRIDGES: RESEARCH IN PROGRESS

This paper gives overviews of the philosophy of non-destructive evaluation applied to bridges: full structural evaluation - modal testing with signature analysis; bridge component or segment evaluation; material characteristic/property evaluation. The various NDE methods appropriate to each situation are then critically reviewed in turn. The broad conclusion drawn is that bridge signature analysis has limited application, but integrity and composition testing using NDE has great promise and is of practical application. Material investigation by the partially destructive techniques has now been largely superseded.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 127-152

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00725717
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 8487867790
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 9 1996 12:00AM