Development of a multiscale monitoring and health assessment framework for effective management of levee infrastructure

M. Zeghal, T. Abdoun, M. Exton, V. Mercado, X. Lv, V. Bennett, B. Yazici, A. Marr

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Abstract

This paper presents an overview of a framework to assess the structural integrity and health of earthen levees. The framework is being developed through a project supported by NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) and relies on remote sensing and field monitoring data of levees during environmental loading conditions and natural processes of degradation. The monitoring data consists of levee displacements obtained using satellite-based interferometric synthetic aperture radar (InSAR), Global Position System (GPS) receivers, and Shape-Acceleration Pore Pressure (SAPP) Arrays. These measurements are used in an integrated fashion to localize internal zones of degradation within levees and quantify the corresponding level of weakening. The framework is demonstrated using test data of small scale centrifuge levee models.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGeoCongress 2013
Subtitle of host publicationStability and Performance of Slopes and Embankments III - Proceedings of the 2013 Congress
Pages1612-1621
Number of pages10
Edition231 GSP
StatePublished - Nov 18 2013
Event2013 Congress on Stability and Performance of Slopes and Embankments III, Geo-Congress 2013 - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Mar 3 2013Mar 7 2013

Publication series

NameGeotechnical Special Publication
Number231 GSP
ISSN (Print)0895-0563

Other

Other2013 Congress on Stability and Performance of Slopes and Embankments III, Geo-Congress 2013
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period3/3/133/7/13

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Building and Construction
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology

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    Zeghal, M., Abdoun, T., Exton, M., Mercado, V., Lv, X., Bennett, V., Yazici, B., & Marr, A. (2013). Development of a multiscale monitoring and health assessment framework for effective management of levee infrastructure. In GeoCongress 2013: Stability and Performance of Slopes and Embankments III - Proceedings of the 2013 Congress (231 GSP ed., pp. 1612-1621). (Geotechnical Special Publication; No. 231 GSP).