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GPR an effective tool inside the inspectors’ tool box



Title: GPR an effective tool inside the inspectors’ tool box
Author(s): Sherif A. Yehia
Paper category : conference
Book title: 2nd International Symposium on Service Life Design for Infrastructures
Editor(s): K. van Breugel, Guang Ye, Yong Yuan
Print-ISBN: 978-2-35158-096-7
e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-097-4
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2010
Pages: 1013 - 1018
Total Pages: 6
Nb references: 15
Language: English


Abstract: Countries throughout the world are facing challenges in maintaining and rehabilitating the aging transportation infrastructure. For example, in the United States, it was estimated that approximately one-half of transportation funds go directly into pavement and bridge construction, maintenance and rehabilitation. Therefore, innovations in the area of transportation infrastructure maintenance and rehabilitation are keys to the health and wellness of this valuable asset.
Determining the degree of degradation of a structure can be one of the most difficult problems faced by transportation officials. Traditional methods of visual inspection and other techniques are gradually being incorporated with the more high-tech and technology driven methods such as Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR). The use of GPR for detecting and analyzing bridge decks is a new technology in the field of bridge inspection and evaluation.
This paper will present the effectiveness of the GPR in improving the inspection process through a discussion of several case studies.


Online publication: 2011-04-20
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00