Location

Snowmass Village, CO

Start Date

1-1-1995 12:00 AM

Description

Interest in repair, maintenance and characterization of infrastructure in the United States has reached unprecedented highs in recent years. The interest in this area is motivated by the aging and associated degradation of our built environment. There is also a perception that the complexity of the problems encountered in this area are a suitable venue for application of new technology from academic and defense related research. However, while applying established technological solutions to the challenges encountered in infrastructure research, basic questions are encountered regarding the nature of the materials used in roads, bridges and other structures. In spite of the enormous experience base with many of the materials used in infrastructure, often the behavior of the materials has only been understood in terms of the gross behavior in large scale measurements. The materials often show a large variation in their properties between samples as well as a large spatial variation in properties in a single sample. Perhaps the most important material, concrete, may also be the most variable material used in infrastructure.

Volume

14B

Chapter

Chapter 7: Materials' Degradation and Specific Applications

Section

Infrastructure

Pages

2169-2176

DOI

10.1007/978-1-4615-1987-4_277

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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Ultrasonic Evaluation of Damage in Concrete Bridge Deck Pavements

Snowmass Village, CO

Interest in repair, maintenance and characterization of infrastructure in the United States has reached unprecedented highs in recent years. The interest in this area is motivated by the aging and associated degradation of our built environment. There is also a perception that the complexity of the problems encountered in this area are a suitable venue for application of new technology from academic and defense related research. However, while applying established technological solutions to the challenges encountered in infrastructure research, basic questions are encountered regarding the nature of the materials used in roads, bridges and other structures. In spite of the enormous experience base with many of the materials used in infrastructure, often the behavior of the materials has only been understood in terms of the gross behavior in large scale measurements. The materials often show a large variation in their properties between samples as well as a large spatial variation in properties in a single sample. Perhaps the most important material, concrete, may also be the most variable material used in infrastructure.