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Bridge Maintenance and Inspection

Jan 7, 2015 @ 11:00 - 12:30 EDT

Bridge Maintenance and Inspection

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Suitable for…

  • Ministries of Transportation
  • Motor Vehicle Authorities
  • Consultants

Evaluation of NDE Bridge Condition Assessment Technology by Infrared Thermography

Traditionally, highway bridge conditions have been monitored by visual inspection with structural deficiencies being manually identified and classified by qualified engineers and inspectors. The need for safer and more objective inspection methods calls for new innovations in bridge inspection technologies. In order to validate the effectiveness of the new NDE technologies using imaging and infrared thermography, several on-site inspection projects were conducted through a joint research effort with the University of Central Florida (UCF). The objective of the research project was to investigate the technologies on the selected bridges to objectively characterize these deteriorated bridges by exploring the use of image based technologies in a way that the information generated through these technologies will provide useful data for the inspection and evaluation of the nation’s highway bridge structures.Masato Matsumoto2

Presented by:

Masato Matsumoto

Executive Vice President, NEXCO-West USA, Inc.

Masato Matsumoto’s area of professional expertise is focused on technical aspects of NDE bridge condition assessment, inspection, database development and data analysis, deterioration prediction, life-cycle expectancy and long-term highway asset management. Mr. Matsumoto is a globally recognized structural engineer currently a Committee Member for the IABSE (International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering) Working Commission 4 (Conservation of Structures), as well as the IRF Asset Management Committee where he shares his knowledge and experience in these areas. Mr. Matsumoto’s academic background is primarily in bridge condition assessment and optimum lifetime maintenance strategies. In his professional career at Japan’s highway agency (NEXCO), he utilized his academic knowledge and practical experience to devote himself to bridge inspection, NDE technologies, bridge maintenance and management.

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