Survey of Bridge Decks with Ground-Penetration Radar: A Manual

Report No: 86-R3

Published in 1985

About the report:

This manual has been prepared to facilitate the use of ground-penetrating radar (GPR) in the bridge inspection program of the Virginia Department of Highways and Transportation. It briefly discusses the basic principle of GPR, and its application in the nondestructive inspection of bridge decks for delaminations in the reinforced concrete. It then provides guides on the survey procedure, the operation of a microwave radar system, and the interpretation and the qualification of radar results.

Disclaimer Statement:The contents of this report reflect the views of the author(s), who is responsible for the facts and the accuracy of the data presented herein. The contents do not necessarily reflect the official views or policies of the Virginia Department of Transportation, the Commonwealth Transportation Board, or the Federal Highway Administration. This report does not constitute a standard, specification, or regulation. Any inclusion of manufacturer names, trade names, or trademarks is for identification purposes only and is not to be considered an endorsement.


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G. G. Clemeña

Last updated: February 10, 2024

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