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Accession Number PB2013-101710
Title Improved Inspection Techniques for Steel Prestressing/Post-Tensioning Strand, Volume 1.
Publication Date Jun 2012
Media Count 111p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract Post-tensioned bridges require a detailed inspection of their post-tensioning systems since damage in these systems is not evident and can result in costly repairs/replacements, loss of integrity and reduction in safety of the bridge. Different nondestructive evaluation (NDE) techniques can be used for the inspection of post-tensioning systems however; there is no systematic way by which a particular NDE technology may be selected for a particular job. The project presents elements and foundation for development of a systematic, job specific approach for the selection of NDE technology for inspection of the post-tensioning systems.
Keywords Bridges
Damage
Foundations
Inspection
Nondestructive evaluation technique
Post-tensioning
Prestressing steels
Safety


 
Source Agency Department of Transportation
NTIS Subject Category 50A - Highway Engineering
50C - Construction Equipment, Materials, & Supplies
Corporate Author Florida International Univ., Miami.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1302
Contract Number BDK80-977-13

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