Lecture: Lab-on-Sensor for Structural Behavior Monitoring
Guest Lecture by Dr. Genda Chen
There are over 600,000 bridges in the U.S. National Bridge Inventory (NBI). Nearly 50% of them rapidly approach their design life and deteriorate at an alarming rate, particularly under an increasing volume of overweight trucks. Visual inspection as the current practice in bridge management is labor intensive and subjective, resulting in inconsistent and less reliable element ratings. Lab-on-sensor technologies can provide supplemental mission-critical data to the visual inspection for both qualitative and quantitative evaluations of structural conditions, and thus critical decision-making of cost-effective strategies in bridge preservation.
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 12:30pm to 1:45pm
ECE Department, Faculty Lounge