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London

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Considering the colossal backlog of deteriorating bridges, transportation agencies need to systematically evaluate bridge deck conditions in order to optimize the timing, scope, and approach of preventive maintenance, repair, and replacement. Over the last few years, there have been growing interest among bridge infrastructure stakeholders in using non-destructive methodologies for bridge inspection, evaluation, and maintenance. Nondestructive testing (NDT) techniques can provide needed information about the “under-the-surface” deteriorated condition of bridge decks. This paper examines the most common NDT technologies for assessing bridge decks. Each technology was rated based on five performance measures: capability to detect subsurface defects, speed of data collection, simplicity of analysis and interpretation, accuracy of results, and cost of measurement. The study has particular emphasis on reinforcement corrosion, delamination, and internal cracking. The information sought to identify the significance of the factors affecting the analysis process was collected through a survey questionnaire. In order to incorporate the imprecise information and vagueness of human judgment in the decision-making, the fuzzy analytical hierarchy process (FAHP) is employed, as per the fuzzy preference programming method. Results demonstrate the capabilities of each technology and its ability to address bridge challenges. In order to assist bridge engineers and decision makers, recommendations were made with respect to the selection of the most appropriate technologies to identify specific deterioration mechanisms.


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MAT-713: EVALUATION OF NDT TECHNIQUES FOR CONCRETE BRIDGE DECKS USING FUZZY ANALYTICAL HIERARCHY PROCESS

London

Considering the colossal backlog of deteriorating bridges, transportation agencies need to systematically evaluate bridge deck conditions in order to optimize the timing, scope, and approach of preventive maintenance, repair, and replacement. Over the last few years, there have been growing interest among bridge infrastructure stakeholders in using non-destructive methodologies for bridge inspection, evaluation, and maintenance. Nondestructive testing (NDT) techniques can provide needed information about the “under-the-surface” deteriorated condition of bridge decks. This paper examines the most common NDT technologies for assessing bridge decks. Each technology was rated based on five performance measures: capability to detect subsurface defects, speed of data collection, simplicity of analysis and interpretation, accuracy of results, and cost of measurement. The study has particular emphasis on reinforcement corrosion, delamination, and internal cracking. The information sought to identify the significance of the factors affecting the analysis process was collected through a survey questionnaire. In order to incorporate the imprecise information and vagueness of human judgment in the decision-making, the fuzzy analytical hierarchy process (FAHP) is employed, as per the fuzzy preference programming method. Results demonstrate the capabilities of each technology and its ability to address bridge challenges. In order to assist bridge engineers and decision makers, recommendations were made with respect to the selection of the most appropriate technologies to identify specific deterioration mechanisms.

http://ir.lib.uwo.ca/csce2016/London/Materials/9