Date of this Version
PowerPoint presentation. Spring 2016 Research Fair, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
According to the 2013 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure, published by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the United States has a bridge rating of C+. The C rating is classified by ASCE as a mediocre standing. Infrastructure that is awarded the C rating shows general signs of deterioration and requires attention.
Our Hypothesis: Smartphones have become readily available to anyone and is a relatively cheap device. They have instruments within them that can capture and collect usable data. An application can be downloaded to record the smartphone’s acceleration. The acceleration data can be used to evaluate vibrations within structures. Smartphones could ultimately be used to obtain a quick and efficient estimate