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Concrete Core Logging Tablet App

Project ID: 5481
Principal Investigator: Audrey Rager
Research Topic: Condition Assessment
Funded Fiscal Years: 2014
Keywords: concrete core logging, tablet app

Research Question

Can we us tablet computers to log concrete core samples using a customized core logging tablet computer app? Can we configure the tablet computers for convenience without violating any of the government computing regulations? Can we work with software developers to create Reclamation-specific applications for increased efficiency and functionality?

Need and Benefit

Concrete core logging can be a complicated process. Personnel with varying degrees of experience are often tasked to log concrete core. Logging involves taking photos, making sketches, measuring core, and recording other pertinent data. Using a tablet app would enable loggers to organize all the data in one place. Photographs can be taken and labeled on the spot, rather than keeping a handwritten photo log and labeling the photos back in the office. Core loggers can make sketches directly on or adjacent to photos and notes. All data can be uploaded to a cloud or laptop computer, making generation of reports a much quicker process. Loggers will also be able to share the data with engineers in the office and

Research Products

This research will result in a report outlining the app development experience and with recommendations for other Reclamation tablet users who may want to develop custom apps. A version of the tablet app for concrete core logging will be released for public use.

This information was last updated on July 28, 2014
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