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Enhancing quality control in transportation construction through nondestructive testing
Author(s): Udaya B. Halabe; David R. Martinelli; Samer H. Petro
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Paper Abstract

This paper addresses the growing need for modern nondestructive evaluation (NDE) techniques for quality control during the construction/fabrication stages of transportation infrastructure. While the use of NDE techniques for in-service monitoring of infrastructure is increasing, very little effort is currently being made to use NDE for construction quality control. This paper proposes the use of modern NDE techniques for inspection of materials and quality control during construction of transportation infrastructure. The paper also discuses the use of conventional nondestructive and mildly destructive techniques. Examples of potential NDE applications for quality control in transportation construction have been presented. A short discussion on current impediments to NDE field use and possible solutions has been included.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 February 1999
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3585, Nondestructive Evaluation of Aging Materials and Composites III, (8 February 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.339848
Show Author Affiliations
Udaya B. Halabe, West Virginia Univ. (United States)
David R. Martinelli, West Virginia Univ. (United States)
Samer H. Petro, West Virginia Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3585:
Nondestructive Evaluation of Aging Materials and Composites III
George Y. Baaklini; Carol A. Nove; Eric S. Boltz, Editor(s)

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