Novel perspectives in bridges inspection using GPR

Benedetto, Andrea, Manacorda, Guido, Simi, Alessandro and Tosti, Fabio ORCID: 0000-0003-0291-9937 (2012) Novel perspectives in bridges inspection using GPR. Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation, 27 (3). pp. 239-251. ISSN 1058-9759

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Abstract

Bridge engineers increasingly prefer to use the Ground-Penetrating Radar (GPR) technique. GPR can yield data with very high spatial resolution, the data can be acquired rapidly and even during traffic, causing very low interferences. This paper presents a novel GPR system that is designed and developed for bridge applications. In addition it proposes a new algorithm for cracks tracking in a three-dimensional domain. The effectiveness and accuracy of the procedure have been calibrated and validated on four different bridges. In this paper, three-dimensional visualisations of cracks and two-dimensional tomographies and sections are shown to demonstrate the potentialities of the GPR system associated to the signal-processing algorithm.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: bridges; ground-penetrating radar; pavement engineering; bar corrosion, cracking
Subjects: Construction and engineering > Built environment
Construction and engineering > Civil and structural engineering
Computing
Depositing User: Fabio Tosti
Date Deposited: 25 May 2016 18:54
Last Modified: 16 Oct 2017 11:46
URI: http://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/2130

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