Application of terrestrial laser scanner in bridge inspection: Review and an opportunity

Linh Truong-Hong, Debra Laefer

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Abstract

Heavy traffic and aggressive environmental conditions can cause unexpected bridge deterioration. Traditional condition evaluation is expensive. An alternative is Terrestrial laser scanning (TLS) which is a non-contact approach that safe, fast, and applicable to a range of weather conditions. This paper reviews applications of TLS on bridge measurement involving geometric documentation, surface defect determination, and corrosion evaluation, and crack identification. Currently, most post-processing of TLS is manual or within third party software. This paper discusses potential approaches to automatic post-processing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEngineering for Progress, Nature and People
PublisherInternational Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE)
Pages2713-2720
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9783857481352
StatePublished - 2014
Event37th IABSE Symposium on Engineering for Progress, Nature and People - Madrid, Spain
Duration: Sep 3 2014Sep 5 2014

Other

Other37th IABSE Symposium on Engineering for Progress, Nature and People
CountrySpain
CityMadrid
Period9/3/149/5/14

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Inspection
Scanning
Lasers
Surface defects
Processing
Deterioration
Corrosion
Cracks

Keywords

  • Bridge clearance
  • Bridge deflection
  • Bridge inspection
  • Lidar
  • Point cloud
  • Surface defects
  • Terrestrial laser scanning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering

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Truong-Hong, L., & Laefer, D. (2014). Application of terrestrial laser scanner in bridge inspection: Review and an opportunity. In Engineering for Progress, Nature and People (pp. 2713-2720). International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE).

Application of terrestrial laser scanner in bridge inspection : Review and an opportunity. / Truong-Hong, Linh; Laefer, Debra.

Engineering for Progress, Nature and People. International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE), 2014. p. 2713-2720.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Truong-Hong, L & Laefer, D 2014, Application of terrestrial laser scanner in bridge inspection: Review and an opportunity. in Engineering for Progress, Nature and People. International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE), pp. 2713-2720, 37th IABSE Symposium on Engineering for Progress, Nature and People, Madrid, Spain, 9/3/14.
Truong-Hong L, Laefer D. Application of terrestrial laser scanner in bridge inspection: Review and an opportunity. In Engineering for Progress, Nature and People. International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE). 2014. p. 2713-2720
Truong-Hong, Linh ; Laefer, Debra. / Application of terrestrial laser scanner in bridge inspection : Review and an opportunity. Engineering for Progress, Nature and People. International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE), 2014. pp. 2713-2720
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