14.511 Inspection and Monitoring of Civil Infrastructure

Inspection and Monitoring of Civil Infrastructure

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 35284
Status Active

In this course, principles and applications of inspection and monitoring techniques for the condition assessment of aged/damaged/deteriorated civil infrastructure systems such as buildings, bridges, and pipelines, are introduced. Current nondestructive testing/evaluation (NDT/E) methods including optical, acopustic/ultrasonic, thermal, magenetic/electrical, radiographic, microwave/radar techniques are addressed with a consideration of their theoretical background. Wired and wireless structural health monitoring (SHM) systems for civil infrastructure are also covered. Applications using inspection and monitoring techniques are discussed with practical issues in each application.