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Research Combines Technologies to Improve Infrastructure Inspection

Posted: Jul 27, 2022

Researchers at Colorado State University are developing a method of inspecting infrastructure elements such as guardrails and bridges. The method is more objective than typical visual inspections and has the ability to store and track changes in condition over time. The approach capitalizes on a combination of digital images, photogrammetry, and finite element analysis methods that are woven together into a single methodology to perform structural analysis. This technology allows assessments to be made from a sequence of digital photographs from non-specialized, low-cost equipment.

Paul Heyliger, Ph.D.
Colorado State University

Rebecca Atadero, Ph.D.
Colorado State University

Automating Inspection and Damage Assessment of Transportation Infrastructure with Structure from Motion

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