Nondestructive Testing for Advanced Monitoring and Evaluation of Damage in Concrete Materials

This research program was designed to provide the groundwork for future research aimed at using nondestructive testing to monitor new structures for compliance with Florida Department of Transportation performance specifications, and lead to the understanding necessary to successfully devise nondestructive testing regimes which can be used to monitor new structures to ensure adequate performance and detect defects or damage present in existing structures. The project included a survey aimed at identifying the deterioration mechanisms and defects most relevant to bridge structures in Florida and review of previously published literature to assist in identifying specific nondestructive techniques, or combinations of techniques, which would be most effective for evaluating the damage mechanisms expected in Florida bridges. The identified deterioration mechanisms were then reproduced in the laboratory and evaluated using the recommended nondestructive techniques. Recommendations were made concerning the use of nondestructive testing technologies in the evaluation of concrete bridge structures in the State of Florida.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 238p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01006608
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Project 00026793
  • Contract Numbers: BC354-57
  • Created Date: Oct 17 2005 4:55PM