Proceedings of the 2022 European Conference on Computing in Construction


A concept of an automated damage management for the maintenance of bridge structures in the context of a life cycle oriented approach

Jan-Iwo Jäkel, Robert Hartung, Katharina Klemt-Albert
Institute for Construction Management, Digital Engineering and Robotics in Construction, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany

DOI: 10.35490/EC3.2022.211
Abstract: Bridge inspection processes for damage assessment are still analog and barely unautomated. By combining innovative technologies with open data formats, an approach for automated damage management is presented. The concept uses a lifecycle-oriented approach based on open data exchange formats and a Common Data Environment as a central data hub to improve collaboration and ensure interoperability. To achieve a high degree of automation, mobile robotic-systems are integrated for damage assessment and artificial intelligence for their identification. In this paper, a concept for an innovative damage management for the maintenance phase of bridge structures is developed and implemented in a mock-up.
Keywords: Damage Management, Bridge Maintenance, Digital Model, Legged Robots, Common Data Environment

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