Nondestructive Inspection of Steel Bridge Membersby Gerardo G. Clemena, Virginia Transportation Research, Council, Charlottesville, United States,
Wallace T. McKeel, Jr., Virginia Transportation Research, Council, Charlottesville, United States,
Abstract: Assessment of the conditions of an aging population of bridges in order to determine the proper maintenance or retrofit operation is a challenge of great importance to bridge engineers today. Fortunately, the magnitude of the problem facing the profession has prompted the sponsorship of a significant body of research, which has yielded a variety of nondestructive inspection (NDI) procedures for determining the soundness of both concrete and steel structural elements. Nondestructive inspection methods commonly used to assure the integrity of steel structural members are surveyed and their strengths and limitations examined.
Subject Headings: Inspection | Steel structures | Steel bridges | Structural steel | Bridge tests | Rehabilitation
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