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An automated repair method of water pipe infrastructure using carbon fiber bundles
Author(s): Sean Wisotzkey; Heath Carr; Ed Fyfe
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Paper Abstract

The United States water pipe infrastructure is made up of over 2 million miles of pipe. Due to age and deterioration, a large portion of this pipe is in need of repair to prevent catastrophic failures. Current repair methods generally involve intrusive techniques that can be time consuming and costly, but also can cause major societal impacts. A new automated repair method incorporating innovative carbon fiber technology is in development. This automated method would eliminate the need for trenching and would vastly cut time and labor costs, providing a much more economical pipe repair solution.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 April 2011
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7983, Nondestructive Characterization for Composite Materials, Aerospace Engineering, Civil Infrastructure, and Homeland Security 2011, 79832C (19 April 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.880182
Show Author Affiliations
Sean Wisotzkey, Fibrwrap Construction, LP (United States)
Heath Carr, Fibrwrap Construction, LP (United States)
Ed Fyfe, Fyfe Co., LLC (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7983:
Nondestructive Characterization for Composite Materials, Aerospace Engineering, Civil Infrastructure, and Homeland Security 2011
H. Felix Wu, Editor(s)

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