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Testing and Evaluation of 11 Mid-Atlantic Cluster Bridges us...

Testing and Evaluation of 11 Mid-Atlantic Cluster Bridges using THMPER™

Data collection for the Long-Term Bridge Performance (LTBP) Program at 11 Mid-Atlantic Cluster Bridges using THMPER™.
Owner
Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
Period of performance
2015-2016
Location
Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania

Intelligent Infrastructure Systems was awarded a subcontract to perform data collection for the Long-Term Bridge Performance (LTBP) Program at 11 Mid-Atlantic Cluster Bridges using THMPER™.

The principal objectives of the project were to expand the data collection capabilities for the LTBP Program, to contribute to the development of innovative bridge assessment technologies, and to establish approaches to fuse the disparate types of data being collected from operating bridges. Intelligent Infrastructure System engineers managed the deployment and oversaw the THMPER™ testing at the bridge sites located throughout Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.

Intelligent Infrastructure Systems engineers performed QA/QC reviews of the experimental results and provided recommendations for improving the data collection, processing, and finite element (FE) modeling capabilities of the system. 

Intelligent Infrastructure Systems also reviewed and evaluated the literature to identify data visualization, data correlation, and data fusion methods that were most suitable for analysis of the various types of data being collected at these bridges by the LTBP Program, including NDE (RABIT™ Bridge Deck Assessment Tool), THMPER™, Visual Inspection, FE modeling, and Structural Health Monitoring (SHM).
 

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Kirk Grimmelsman, PhD, PE
Kirk Grimmelsman, PhD, PEPractice Leader - Evaluation of Performance and Risk
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Jeffrey E. Purdy, PE
Jeffrey E. Purdy, PEChief Operating Officer
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Thomas Golecki, SE, PE
Thomas Golecki, SE, PEPractice Leader - Modeling and Simulation
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Istiaque Hasan, PhD
Istiaque Hasan, PhDPractice Leader – Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation
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