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Smart timber bridges for in-situ evaluation
Author(s): Xiaobin Le; James Kainz; Michael L. Peterson; Eric N. Landis
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Paper Abstract

It has become well known that the roadway infrastructure in the United States has been deteriorating over the pst 20 years. Recently, the Federal Highway Administration has listed nearly 50 percent of the countries bridges as either structural deficient or functionally obsolete. In this group, approximately 75 percent are located on rural or secondary roads and are in the small to medium span range. In order to prioritize the structures in most need of repair or replacement, inspection methods need to be introduced that will take into account all types of bridges including those constructed of concrete, steel and timber.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 March 1998
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3396, Nondestructive Evaluation of Materials and Composites II, (31 March 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.301514
Show Author Affiliations
Xiaobin Le, Colorado State Univ. (United States)
James Kainz, Forest Products Lab. (United States)
Michael L. Peterson, Colorado State Univ. (United States)
Eric N. Landis, Univ. of Maine (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3396:
Nondestructive Evaluation of Materials and Composites II
Steven R. Doctor; Carol A. Nove; George Y. Baaklini, Editor(s)

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