This book provides an overview and up-to-date synthesis of the most commonly used non-destructive technologies for the reverse engineering of built infrastructure facilities. These technologies tackle both the geometric and radiometric characterization of built structures, and thus, validated technologies such as laser scanning, photogrammetry, and multispectral remote sensing are presented in depth, from their fundamentals to their application to management systems for diverse applications in civil engineering (damage inspection, structural calculations, road inventory and inspections, BIM, etc.). Alternative methods are therefore presented for routine sub-surface inspections by using non-invasive geophysics (e.g. magnetic, electrical and electromagnetic), as well as thermography for the nearest sub-surface.
The book is divided into three sections, whose main features are as follows:
This cutting-edge edited volume will be a valuable resource for students, researchers and professional engineers with an interest in non-destructive technologies and their applications to reverse engineering of structures and infrastructure.
[A]n interesting book which is required from professionals. Although it is mainly addressed to professionals who want to use effectively the studied techniques, due to the fact that the technology is still evolving it may provide useful information to some researchers as well who could further develop systems and techniques. […] will be a source of inspiration for developing new algorithms for data processing and postprocessing in order to extract, for example, material information.
Prof. Georgios Stavroulakis, Technical University of Crete, Chania, Greece
An Overview of Geomatic Technologies
M. Solla, B. Riveiro, P. Arias & H. Lorenzo
Laser Scanning Technology: Fundamentals, Principles and Applications in Infrastructure
B. Riveiro, H. González-Jorge, B. Conde & I. Puente
Close Range Photogrammetry: Fundamentals, Principles and Applications in Infrastructure
J. Martínez-Sánchez, P. Arias & J.C. Caamaño
Geophysics. Fundamentals and Applications in Structures and Infrastructure
V. Pérez-Gracia, S. Fontul, S. Santos-Assunção & V. Marecos
Ground Penetrating Radar: Fundamentals, Methodologies and Applications in Structures and Infrastructure
M. Solla, H. Lorenzo & V. Pérez-Gracia
Infrared Thermography. Fundamentals, Principles and Applications in Infrastructure
S. Lagüela, L. Díaz-Vilariño & D. Roca
Multispectral Imaging: Fundamentals, Principles and Applications to Damage Assessment in Constructions
S. Del Pozo, L.J. Sánchez-Aparicio, P. Rodríguez-Gonzálvez, J. Herrero-Pascual, A. Muñoz-Nieto, D. González-Aguilera & D. Hernández-López
Applications in Infrastructure Facilities
Non-Destructive Testing of Tunnels: Application of LiDAR and GPR Technologies
I. Puente, X. Núñez-Nieto, F.J. Prego & H. Lorenzo
Breakwater Monitoring using Geomatic Technologies
H. González-Jorge, J. Martínez-Sánchez, M. Bueno & D. Roca
The Use of Geophysics for the Condition Assessment of Rail Infrastructure
S. Fontul, R. Mínguez, M. Solla & S. Santos-Assunção
Applications of the GPR Method for Road Inspection
X. Núñez-Nieto, M. Solla, V. Marecos & H. Lorenzo
Thermographic 3D Modelling of Existing Constructions
S. Lagüela, L. Díaz-Vilariño, D. Roca & A. Filgueira
Practical Use of Multispectral Techniques for the Detection of Pathologies in Constructions
L.J. Sánchez-Aparicio, S. Del Pozo, P. Rodríguez-Gonzálvez, J. Herrero-Pascual, A. Muñoz-Nieto, D. González-Aguilera & D. Hernández-López
Non-Destructive Techniques Applied to Ancient Masonry Bridges Assessment: Structural Diagnosis and Geometric Modeling
M. Solla, I. Puente, S. Lagüela & B. Conde
Road Management Using Mobile LiDAR Data. Software Testing
H. González-Jorge, M. Varela, L. Díaz-Vilariño & J. Martínez-Sánchez
Metallic Industrial Structures. As-Built and Structural Calculation
M. Cabaleiro, B. Riveiro, J.C. Caamaño & P. Arias
New Management Tools and Intelligent Modelling
Infrastructure Management Systems based on Non-Destructive Technologies for Masonry Arch Bridges
J. Martínez-Sánchez, M. Varela, I. de Arteaga & B. Conde
Advanced Computational Approaches for GPR Processing and Interpretation
M. Varela, M. Solla, R. Asorey-Cacheda & X. Núñez-Nieto
New Challenges in Laser Scanning Data Processing: Automatic Processing of Data and Object Recognition
M. Soilán, B. Riveiro, H. González-Jorge & I. Puente
BIM as Management Tool for Existing Buildings
L. Díaz-Vilariño, S. Lagüela & M. Varela
Our knowledge to model, analyze, design, maintain, manage and predict the life-cycle performance of structures and infrastructures is continually growing. However, the complexity of these systems continues to increase and an integrated approach is necessary to understand the effect of technological, environmental, economical, social and political interactions on the life-cycle performance of engineering structures and infrastructures. In order to accomplish this, methods have to be developed to systematically analyze structure and infrastructure systems, and models have to be formulated for evaluating and comparing the risks and benefits associated with various alternatives. We must maximize the life-cycle benefits of these systems to serve the needs of our society by selecting the best balance of the safety, economy and sustainability requirements despite imperfect information and knowledge.
In recognition of the need for such methods and models, the aim of this book series is to present research, developments, and applications written by experts on the most advanced technologies for analyzing, predicting and optimizing the performance of structures and infrastructures such as buildings, bridges, dams, underground construction, offshore platforms, pipelines, naval vessels, ocean structures, nuclear power plants, and also airplanes, aerospace and automotive structures.
The scope of this book series covers the entire spectrum of structures and infrastructures. Thus it includes, but is not restricted to, mathematical modeling, computer and experimental methods, practical applications in the areas of assessment and evaluation, construction and design for durability, decision making, deterioration modeling and aging, failure analysis, field testing, structural health monitoring, financial planning, inspection and diagnostics, life-cycle analysis and prediction, loads, maintenance strategies, management systems, nondestructive testing, optimization of maintenance and management, specifications and codes, structural safety and reliability, system analysis, time-dependent performance, rehabilitation, repair, replacement, reliability and risk management, service life prediction, strengthening and whole life costing.
This book series is intended researchers, practitioners, and students world-wide with a background in civil, aerospace, mechanical, marine and automotive engineering, as well as people working in infrastructure maintenance, monitoring, management and cost analysis of structures and infrastructures. Some volumes are monographs defining the current state of the art and/or practice in the field, and some are textbooks to be used in undergraduate (mostly seniors), graduate and postgraduate courses. This book series is affiliated to Structure and Infrastructure Engineering (Taylor & Francis, http://www.informaworld.com/sie ), an international peer-reviewed journal which is included in the Science Citation Index.
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