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Nondestructive Evaluation Web Manual

Project Information

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Project Status: 
Start Date: 
Monday, July 13, 2009
End Date: 
Monday, June 30, 2014
FHWA Program: 
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FHWA Topics: 
Research/Technologies--Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center (TFHRC); Roads and Bridges--Structures
TRT Terms: 
Investigation of Structure; Measurement; Inspection; Testing equipment; Infrastructure; Research; Bridges
FHWA Discipline: 
TRB Subject Area: 
Bridges and other structures

Contact Information

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(404) 562-3926
Email Address: 
Infrastructure Analysis and Construction Team
Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
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Project Details

Project Description: 

The Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) Web Manual is intended to fill in a critical knowledge gap between the practitioners dealing with highway-asset performance challenges on a day-to-day basis and the researchers developing and refining NDE technologies serving them. To make the NDE Web Manual more accessible and useful to practitioners and transportation agencies, the manual was conceived as a “problem-focused” tool as opposed to a “technology-focused” tool. That is, the manual presupposes the common case where a practitioner has already identified a specific infrastructure element and/or type of anticipated deterioration or defect and is seeking an NDE technology (or technologies) to provide better characterization. Through a simple interface, users can search for technologies relevant to specific materials, types of deterioration, and/or infrastructure elements and can easily find definitions and descriptions of unfamiliar terms through the comprehensive glossary.


The NDE Wed Manual’s goal is to provide concise and unbiased guidance to help practitioners navigate their way through a complex and changing landscape to identify the technologies that can serve their specific need.


Deliverable Name: 
Nondestructive Evaluation Web Manual
Deliverable Type: 
Training materials
Deliverable Description: 
A Web site conforming to Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center's (TFHRC's) Internet policies with technical content on the capabilities, procedures for applying the technologies, references about the technology, and definitions of Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) methods, etc.