Implementation and Evaluation of Smart Timber Bridge Concepts to Provide Continuous Structural Condition Assessment Implementation and Evaluation of Smart Timber Bridge Concepts to Provide Continuous Structural Condition Assessment

Research Project

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Implementation and Evaluation of Smart Timber Bridge Concepts to Provide Continuous Structural Condition Assessment

Researcher(s)

Principal investigator: Brent Phares, 515-294-5879, bphares@iastate.edu (project list)

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Project status

In progress

Start date: 08/08/06
End date: 07/31/10

Publications

Report: March 2011, Development of a Smart Timber Bridge--A Five-Year Plan NA (*pdf)

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Sponsor(s)/partner(s)

Sponsor(s):USDA Forest Service

About the research

Research objective:

To implement concepts developed separately that are related to the development of a smart timber bridge that has capabilities to automatically report on changes in its condition.

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