SEGMENTAL INSPECTION FOR IMPROVED CONDITION REPORTING IN BMS

Methods for segmental inspection of bridges have been developed for efficient execution of element-level inspections and for collection of data on patterns of deterioration in elements. Segmental inspection determines element conditions and element quantities required by bridge management systems, and also captures the locations of conditions within bridges. Segmental inspection offers rapid field inspection, reproducible determination of quantities, and simple, direct check of accuracy and completeness of inspections. Segmental inspection supports new automated evaluations in staging of repair activities, coordination of repairs for nearby elements, and selection of repair actions. Related and possibly causative deterioration among groups of elements can be recognized. Segmental inspection supports direct recognition of rates of change in condition. New evaluations in load capacity estimation and durability in maintenance actions are possible. New and better communication of between bridge inspectors and maintenance forces is achieved.

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  • English

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  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 6p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00763128
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: B-3, IBMC-032
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Apr 27 1999 12:00AM