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

DATES: 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
Draft Report November 30,2017
Final Project Report January 31, 2018