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TRB’s second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2) Report S2-R06A-RR-1: Nondestructive Testing to Identify Concrete Bridge Deck Deterioration identifies nondestructive testing technologies for detecting and characterizing common forms of deterioration in concrete bridge decks.

The report also documents the validation of promising technologies, and grades and ranks the technologies based on results of the validations.

The main product of this project will be an electronic repository for practitioners, known as the NDToolbox, which provides information regarding recommended technologies for the detection of a particular deterioration.

An e-book version of this report is available for purchase at Amazon, iTunes, and Google

As part of the project that developed SHRP 2 Report S2-R06A-RR-1, a series of videos were produced that show various nondestructive testing technologies being demonstrated by teams from industry and academia. Technologies highlighted in the videos include electrical resistivity (Rutgers); galvanostatic pulse measurement (Olson Engineering); ground penetrating radar (3D Radar, IDS-Italy, NDT Corp, Aladdin System, Olson Engineering/IDS, and Rutgers); half-cell potential (Rutgers); impact echo (University of Illinois, NDT Corp, Olson Engineering, Rutgers, University of Texas at Austin, and Germann Instruments); impulse response (Germann Instruments); infrared thermography (FHWA and the University of Texas at El Paso); ultrasonic pulse echo (University of Texas at El Paso); and ultrasonic surface waves (Rutgers).

Renewal Project R06A is one of seven follow-on projects to SHRP Renewal Project R06 that produced SHRP 2 Report S2-R06-RW: A Plan for Developing High-Speed, Nondestructive Testing Procedures for Both Design Evaluation and Construction Inspection, which examines existing and emerging nondestructive evaluation technologies and their current state of implementation to satisfy the NDE needs for highway renewal.

Suggested Citation

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2012. Nondestructive Testing to Identify Concrete Bridge Deck Deterioration. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

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Publication Info

85 pages |  8.5 x 11 |  Paperback
ISBN: 978-0-309-12933-6
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