Current Projects

Active Research Projects

Lidar-Based Vibration Monitoring for Assessing Safety of Damaged Bridges

Overview: There is a critical need for high-quanity engineering data to be collected efficiently during routine bridge inspections and following unanticipated loads (e.g., vehicular collision). The primary objective of this project is to develop a methodology for acquiring vibration measurements using terrestrial laser scanners and to develop an algorithm to extract key engineering data from these measurements, such that improved structural health information can be utilized for decision-making.

PI and co-PIs: Christine Wittich (PI) and Richard Wood (co-PI, UNL Civil and Environmental Engineering)

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Transportation via Mid-America Transportation Center (MATC)

REU Site: Sustainability of Horizontal Civil Networks in Rural Areas