Load tests and structural monitoring are used to gain information regarding the health and performance of an existing structure. Both are more representative than analytical approaches to evaluate the structure, especially when little is known about the structure's geometry and composition. Rapid in-situ load testing is intended to be much simpler and can be carried out in a fraction of the time and at a much lower cost. The testing procedure was originally developed at Center for Infrastructure Engineering Studies, University of Missouri-Rolla to offer a non-destructive yet conclusive demonstration of the performance of new construction techniques and technologies.
Fact Sheet ID Number
Composite Materials & Technologies
in situ, load testing, structure, assessment
Date of this Version
ECT Team, Purdue, "Rapid In-situ Load Testing" (2007). ECT Fact Sheets. Paper 21.