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Title: Acoustic emission monitoring for assessment of steel bridge details

Abstract

Acoustic emission (AE) testing was deployed on details of two large steel Interstate Highway bridges: one cantilever through-truss and one trapezoidal box girder bridge. Quantitative measurements of activity levels at known and suspected crack locations were made by monitoring AE under normal service loads (e.g., live traffic and wind). AE indications were used to direct application of radiography, resulting in identification of a previously unknown flaw, and to inform selection of a retrofit detail.

Authors:
;  [1];  [2]
  1. Infrastructure Technology Institute, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208 (United States)
  2. Kentucky Transportation Center, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21511618
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1335; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: Review of progress in quantitative nondestructive evaluation, San Diego, CA (United States), 18-23 Jul 2010; Other Information: DOI: 10.1063/1.3592097; (c) 2011 American Institute of Physics
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; ACOUSTIC EMISSION TESTING; ACTIVITY LEVELS; AIR POLLUTION MONITORING; BRIDGES; CHARGES; CRACKS; DEFECTS; EMISSION; NOISE; STEELS; TESTING; ACOUSTIC TESTING; ALLOYS; CARBON ADDITIONS; IRON ALLOYS; IRON BASE ALLOYS; MATERIALS TESTING; MECHANICAL STRUCTURES; MONITORING; NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING; TRANSITION ELEMENT ALLOYS

Citation Formats

Kosnik, D. E., Corr, D. J., and Hopwood, T.. Acoustic emission monitoring for assessment of steel bridge details. United States: N. p., 2011. Web. doi:10.1063/1.3592097.
Kosnik, D. E., Corr, D. J., & Hopwood, T.. Acoustic emission monitoring for assessment of steel bridge details. United States. doi:10.1063/1.3592097.
Kosnik, D. E., Corr, D. J., and Hopwood, T.. Thu . "Acoustic emission monitoring for assessment of steel bridge details". United States. doi:10.1063/1.3592097.
@article{osti_21511618,
title = {Acoustic emission monitoring for assessment of steel bridge details},
author = {Kosnik, D. E. and Corr, D. J. and Hopwood, T.},
abstractNote = {Acoustic emission (AE) testing was deployed on details of two large steel Interstate Highway bridges: one cantilever through-truss and one trapezoidal box girder bridge. Quantitative measurements of activity levels at known and suspected crack locations were made by monitoring AE under normal service loads (e.g., live traffic and wind). AE indications were used to direct application of radiography, resulting in identification of a previously unknown flaw, and to inform selection of a retrofit detail.},
doi = {10.1063/1.3592097},
journal = {AIP Conference Proceedings},
number = 1,
volume = 1335,
place = {United States},
year = {Thu Jun 23 00:00:00 EDT 2011},
month = {Thu Jun 23 00:00:00 EDT 2011}
}