Doctoral Dissertations

Keywords and Phrases

Bridge deck; Concrete deterioration; Ground penetrating radar; Nondestructive assessment

Abstract

"The dissertation is composed of three papers, which cover the lack of information on the specific aspects of non-destructive and destructive bridge deck assessment.

In the first paper, appropriate data acquisition and processing parameters for concrete bridge deck condition assessment using ground-coupled ground penetrating radar are developed. The use of proposed parameters helps to significantly reduce acquisition and processing time, while providing engineers with reliable and detailed information on the condition of bridge deck.

In the second paper, a novel approach to develop relationship between GPR data and concrete removal depth measurements collected after hydrodemolition is proposed. A linear relationship between the two is assumed, justified and corrected. Two case studies are used to verify the proposed approach.

In the third paper, an integrated approach in assessing bridge deck condition is introduced. Four techniques -- visual inspection, GPR, USW, and core control -- were used to perform a bridge deck assessment. LiDAR measurement of concrete depth removal collected after hydrodemolition were used as ground truth. The advantages and disadvantages of each method are discussed. Qualitative and quantitative comparisons of data collected using non-destructive and destructive techniques are performed"--Abstract, page iv.

Advisor(s)

Anderson, Neil L. (Neil Lennart), 1954-

Committee Member(s)

Torgashov, Evgeniy V.
Sneed, Lesley
Cawlfield, Jeffrey D.
Rogers, J. David

Department(s)

Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering

Degree Name

Ph. D. in Geological Engineering

Sponsor(s)

Missouri. Department of Transportation
Missouri University of Science and Technology. National University Transportation Center

Publisher

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

Fall 2015

Journal article titles appearing in thesis/dissertation

  • Data acquisition and processing parameters for concrete bridge deck condition assessment using ground-coupled ground penetrating radar: Some considerations
  • Concrete bridge deck assessment: Relationship between GPR data and concrete removal depth measurements collected after hydrodemolition
  • Integrated approach in assessing bridge deck condition

Pagination

xii, 78 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographic references.

Rights

© 2015 Aleksandra Vyacheslavovna Varnavina, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Dissertation - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Concrete bridges -- Floors -- Inspection
Steel plate deck bridges -- Inspection
Ground penetrating radar
Concrete -- Nondestructive testing
Concrete -- Deterioration
Concrete bridges -- Floors -- Remote sensing

Thesis Number

T 10838

Electronic OCLC #

936209503

Comments

This research was funded by the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) Contract No.TRyy1308 and the National University Transportation Center at Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) Grant No. DTRT06-G-0014, MO.

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