Date of Award
Master of Science
Civil and Construction Engineering
Dr. Osama Abudayyeh
Dr. Ikhlas Abdel-Qader
Dr. L. Jawaher Nesan
Masters Thesis-Open Access
Bridges are the most important element in the road network because of, the strategic position a bridge occupies, its direct impact on safety, and its high cost. Therefore, a continuous maintenance and inspection should be performed. During the past years visual inspection has been the primary method of bridge inspection.
Pontis is a comprehensive bridge management system developed as a tool to assist in the challenging task of bridge management. Pontis stores bridge inventory and inspection data and formulates network-wide preservation and improvement policies for use in evaluating the needs of each bridge in a network.
The concrete bridge inspection information system was created to replace the visual inspection using the imaging processing techniques. The redundant aspects were eliminated and the relational model was created using the Entity Relationship in the 3rd normal form.
Both the Pontis elements and the condition rating were used as the link between the system and the Pontis.
Al-Bataineh, "An Imaging System for Concrete Bridge Inspection" (2002). Master's Theses. 4848.