Velocity tomography-based condition inspection on concrete pylons of a pedestrian suspension bridge

H. Wang, C. H. Hu, S. H. Hsieh, Y. C. Tsai, M. H. Chen, C. Y. Wang

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Abstract

The velocity tomography inspection, including modified cross-hole sonic logging and ultrasonic velocity tomography methods, was introduced to detect the reinforced concrete pylons of a pedestrian suspension bridge in northern Taiwan. At the first stage, the modified cross-hole sonic logging method was employed to rapidly identify the positions of gross anomalies on the shafts and horizontal beams of the bridge pylons. The possible anomaly sections, usually with a relatively low velocity, were chosen for the ultrasonic velocity tomography testing in order to finely determine the velocity spatial distribution image and localize the anomaly positions. The on-site inspection results indicate that the lower horizontal beams and connection zones with concrete shafts on the pylon were significantly attributed to a questionable level (i.e., velocity of 3,000∼3,600 m/s). These structural detrimental positions have been provided for the bridge agency for the further improvement plan on the bridge pylons.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012078
JournalIOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
Volume615
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 15 Oct 2019
Event7th International Conference on Euro Asia Civil Engineering Forum, EACEF 2019 - Stuttgart, Germany
Duration: 30 Sep 20192 Oct 2019

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