SP-298: Advanced Materials and Sensors Towards Smart Concrete Bridges: Concept, Performance, Evaluation, and Repair

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Editor: Yail Jimmy Kim


This SP contains 14 papers that were selected from three special sessions sponsored by ACI technical committees 345 and 440 at the ACI Spring 2013 Convention in Minneapolis, MN. The papers emphasizes the concept, performance, evaluation, and repair of concrete bridges in conjunction with smart materials and sensors.


Document Details

Publication Year: 2014

ISBN: 9780870318900

Categories: Bridges

Formats: PDF

Table of Contents


Experimental Investigation of FRCM-Concrete Interfacial Debonding 1

Authors: Lesley H. Sneed, Tommaso D’Antino, Christian Carloni


Acoustic Emission Corrosion Monitoring of Prestressed Concrete

Bridge Members 15

Authors: William Vélez, Mohamed K. ElBatanouny, Fabio Matta, Paul H. Ziehl


Swedish Recommendations for Steel Fiber Concrete Overlays 29

Authors: Johan Silfwerbrand


Evaluation of the Impermeability of Bridge Deck Overlays using Embedded Wireless Moisture Sensors 41

Authors: Brian M. Pailes, Michael C. Brown, Andrew J. Foden, and Nenad Gucunski


Externally Bonded GFRP and NSM Steel Bars for Improved Strengthening of Rectangular Concrete Beams 57

Authors: Hayder Rasheed, Augustine Wuertz, Abdelbaset Traplsi, Hani Melhem, and Tarek Alkhrdaji


An Artificial Intelligence Approach to Objective Health Monitoring and Damage Detection in Concrete Bridge Girders 75

Authors: Ahmed H. Al-Rahmani, Hayder A. Rasheed, Yacoub Najjar


Non-Contact Strain Measurements of Steel Reinforcement in

Concrete Structures 93

Authors: Angelique N. Lasseigne, Eric R. Giannini, and Joshua Jackson


Evaluation of RC-arch Bridges and Main Parameters in

Performance Assessment 109

Authors: G.P. Lignola, F. da Porto, A. Prota and G. Manfredi


Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composites in Retrofitting of Concrete Structures: Polyurethane Systems versus Epoxy Systems 131

Authors: Elie El Zghayar, Kevin Mackie, and Jun Xia


Using Osmos FOS to assess corrosion damage in RC columns 153

AUTHORS: Noran Wahab and Khaled A. Soudki


A novel Technique for Displacement Measurements in RC Beams using Digital Image Correlation 171

Authors: Faouzi Ghrib, Amr El Ragaby, Boubakeur Boufama, Li. Li and Sara Memar


Performance of Bridge Decks in a Cold Region and a High-fidelity Sensing System for Damage Detection 187

Authors: Shahlaa Al Wakeel, Yail J. Kim, and Yiming J. Deng


A Pattern-Based Method for Defective Sensors Detection in an

Instrumented Bridge 207

Authors: M.S. Islam, A. Bagchi and A. M. Said


An Experimental Investigation into the Residual Bond of NSM Composite Strips

for Concrete at Elevated Temperatures 225

Authors: Abdul Rahman Namrou and Yail J. Kim


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