Developing Remotely Operated Submersibles for Pier Defect Detection and Integrity Assessment
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Piers form crucial components of various marine infrastructures, such as ports, docks, and offshore platforms, supporting human activities and operations at sea. However, due to the harsh marine environment, piers are prone to corrosion, cracking, and scouring, which can compromise their structural integrity and safety. Regular inspection and maintenance are crucial to ensure their continued function and longevity. Currently, pier inspection is performed by divers, which is subjective, inaccurate, time-consuming and costly. In addition, it poses risks to the divers’ health and safety.