Development of Surface-Mounted Smart Piezoelectric Modules for Bridge Damage Identification and Safety Monitoring

PI: Pizhong Qiao (WSU), qiao@wsu.edu

AMOUNT & MATCH: $40,000 from PacTrans; $40,000 from Salary Match

PERFORMANCE PERIOD: 12/15/2016 – 1/31/2018

STATUS: Active

CATEGORIES: Safety, Bridges, Maintenance, Technology

RESEARCH PROJECT HOT SHEET: download

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FINAL PROJECT REPORT: will be available once completed

DESCRIPTION: The objective of the proposed study is to develop an effective non-destructive ultrasonic smart piezoelectric module to be used for identifying the damage and condition (cracks, material degradation, etc.) in highway bridges. Such a smart sensing technology can be used to identify damage in bridge structures, monitor safety conditions, assist bridge maintenance decision-making, help state DOTs perform forensic studies on the bridge premature failure, and meet the PacTrans theme of “developing data driven solutions and decision-making for safe transport”.

DELIVERABLE DUE DATE DATE RECEIVED
Research Project Progress Report #1 April 10, 2017  April 12, 2017
Research Project Progress Report #2 October 10, 2017  October 12, 2017
No Cost Extension Request November 30, 2017 never received
Draft Report November 30,2017 February 20, 2018
Final Project Report January 31, 2018 February 26, 2018