Bridge Deck Surface Profile Evaluation for Rapid Screening and Deterioration Monitoring

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CAIT project no.: CAIT-UTC-REG52

Fiscal Year: 2020/2021

Status: Final

Principal investigator(s): Adriana Trias, Ph.D. (PI), Rowan University

Performing organization(s): Rowan University

Managing organization: Rutgers CAIT

In cooperation with: New Jersey Department of Transportation
Partner project manager: Gregory Renman, Director Bridge Engineering & Infrastructure Mgt.

Supported by: USDOT-OST-R

UTC, grant, or agreement no.: 69A3551847102


The primary goal of this proposal is to develop a procedure that ensures proper LiDAR data collection focused on bridge deck surface geometry capturing for inspection and monitoring.

The intended outcome of the project is to help identify areas of possible early sources of deterioration of the bridge decks, allowing to better address life-cycle monitoring and assessing asset management. The implementation of the findings of this research is expected to directly impact the durability and therefore the preservation of bridge decks.