Camera based bridge safety monitoring
This research will significantly advance current sensor-based structural health monitoring with computer-vision techniques, leading to practical applications for damage detection of complex structures with a novel approach.
The proposed research is challenging and high-risk because the use of images and videos in real life are influenced by natural light conditions, environmental effects, uncertainties in structural loading with vehicles, and camera technology limitations.
However, the benefits can far exceed the risks by achieving these creative and original solutions that will advance structural engineering and benefit society with safer, less life-cycle cost structures.
Duration: Sept 2015 - Sept 2018