A comprehensive study on identification of both deck and soffit defects in concrete bridge decks through thermographic investigation of shaded side under natural conditions

Van Ha Mac, Jungwon Huh, Nhu Son Doan, Bang Yeon Lee, Achintya Haldar

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Abstract

The present study aims to characterize the suitability of detecting both deck and soffit delaminations in a concrete bridge deck using only a thermographic investigation conducted of the shaded side under natural conditions without and combined with a post-processing method. In addition, the primary contribution and novelty of this study is the classification of delamination as deck or soffit defects by analyzing the behavior of the surface temperature of the bridge deck. Finally, the present work examines not only the weather but also time condition effects related to the identification of both deck and soffit defects under the proposed approach. To fulfill the main aforementioned purposes, this study adopts an experimental approach, wherein two concrete specimens embedded with delaminations are developed and placed on a 4.0-m-high frame, such that their design and the experimental setup reflect the conditions of real concrete bridge decks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number124452
JournalConstruction and Building Materials
Volume303
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 11 2021

Keywords

  • Bridge
  • Concrete bridge deck
  • Deck defect
  • Delamination
  • Infrared thermography
  • Nondestructive evaluation
  • Post-processing method
  • Soffit defect
  • Thermographic investigation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Materials Science(all)

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