Date of Award
M.S. in Engineering Science
Visual inspection is one of the primary tools for evaluating the health of bridges as more reach or exceed their intended lifespan. Bridge deterioration must be monitored to ensure continued safety, so owners need maintenance reports to decide on corrective actions. Strategic repair can offer asset managers the benefit of saving money and time; thus, knowing where to locate and what type of repairs can be challenging when relying on visual techniques alone. A tool designed to aid bridge inspectors is the SHE^tm program, which quantitatively measures damage location and severity for any set of time data.
Daves, Michael Edward, "Damage Detection Using Destructive Testing of a Reinforced Concrete Slab" (2019). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 1569.