Jinying Zhu's technology uses acoustics to identify dangers in bridges

Jinying Zhu's technology uses acoustics to identify dangers in bridges

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Jinying Zhu, assistant professor of civil engineering, and graduate student Hongbin Sun are using acoustics to detect defects in concrete bridge decks.
Jinying Zhu, assistant professor of civil engineering, and graduate student Hongbin Sun are using acoustics to detect defects in concrete bridge decks.

Jinying Zhu’s emerging technology is on the ball, off the chain and poised to make bridges safe by sound.

The Nebraska assistant professor of civil engineering has designed and refined an acoustic approach to detecting defects in concrete bridge decks.

Her system represents a much faster, more accurate alternative to a conventional method of identifying delamination, a gradual separation of concrete layers that can subtly compromise the structural integrity of a bridge.