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Application of NDE methods to bridge structures: a California perspective
Author(s): Mohsen Sultan; Li-Hong Sheng
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Paper Abstract

In cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration, the California Department of Transportation launched a full-scale dynamic testing program of seismic isolation and energy dissipation systems. This program is the first of its kind in the United States and in the world. Over a dozen companies from five countries are participating in the testing program, which will lead to uniform guidelines for prototype and verification testing as well as design guidelines and contract specifications for each of the different systems. This paper provides an overview of the testing program, the evaluation process, and the various organizational and technical issues involved in this massive project.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 May 1995
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 2456, Nondestructive Evaluation of Aging Bridges and Highways, (19 May 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.209755
Show Author Affiliations
Mohsen Sultan, California Dept. of Transportation (United States)
Li-Hong Sheng, California Dept. of Transportation (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2456:
Nondestructive Evaluation of Aging Bridges and Highways
Steven B. Chase, Editor(s)

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