Journal article

Health Assessment of a Pedestrian Bridge Deck using Ground Penetrating Radar

S Miramini, M Sofi, A Aseem, A Baluwala, L Zhang, P Mendis, C Duffield

Electronic Journal of Structural Engineering | EJSE INT LTD | Published : 2018

Abstract

Scanning concrete structures using ground penetrating radars (GPR) continues to be one of the most efficient methods for defect (i.e. crack, void and delamination) detection within concrete structures as well as detection of reinforcing bars damage due to corrosion. The aim of this study was to assess the structural health of a 45-year old pedestrian bridge deck. To achieve this, a number of experiments using a GPR system were conducted on a strong concrete floor with known construction drawings to detect cover depth and rebar orientations. After validating the GPR results through the experiments, the GPR system was used for nondestructive assessment of the pedestrian bridge deck. From the s..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian Research Council


Awarded by Australian Research Council's Discovery Early Career Researcher Grant


Awarded by ARC LIEF Grant


Funding Acknowledgements

The authors wish to thank the Australian Research Council (ARC IH150100006) and Australia-Indonesia Centre (TRP 2016). The contribution from the Australian Research Council's Discovery Early Career Researcher Grant (DE170100165, DE 2017 R1) is acknowledged. The equipment was purchased through an ARC LIEF Grant (LE140100053).