SMT and NDT-CE 2018

SMT 2018

NDE/NDT Structural Materials Technology for Highways and Bridges (SMT) and the International Symposium on Non-Destructive Testing in Civil Engineering (NDT-CE) 2018

Hyatt Regency New Brunswick
New Brunswick, NJ
27 - 29 August 2018

This joint conference is the one event in 2018 where international researchers, manufacturers, service providers, owners of structures and those active in training, validation and standardization of nondestructive evaluation for civil infrastructure will discuss state-of-the-art as well as innovative NDE technologies, advanced modeling and best practices. The joint conference provides an open space for exchange of ideas, new developments, testing needs from owners, asset management and research.

Time on Monday will be allotted for attendees to visit the Bridge Evaluation and Accelerated Structural Testing Laboratory, aka the BEAST, at Rutgers University. The BEAST uses extreme traffic and environmental loading, 24/7, to simulate decades of wear and tear in just months, giving data about deterioration and performance sooner than ever imagined. Transportation on Monday will be provided to and from the Hyatt Hotel.

Program Chairs

  • Dr. Hoda Azari, US Federal Highway Administration
  • Dr. Franklin Moon, Rutgers University
  • Dr. Ernst Niederleithinger, BAM

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1:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Short Course

Short Course: Integration of NDE and SHM to Support Improved Bridge Management

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Room: Garden State Ballroom

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8:15 AM - 9:00 AM | Technical Session

Invited Lecture: Combining NDE and Other Technologies for Comprehensive Assessment of Highway Bridges’ Current Condition and Prediction of Their Future Performance

Dr Nenad Gucunski, Rutgers University

Room: Regency Ballroom ABC

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General NDT/NDE

Room: Regency Ballroom ABC

Ultrasonics I

Room: Garden State Ballroom

9:05 AM

An Introduction to Non Destructive Evaluation and Structural Health Monitoring through a Web Based Virtual Laboratory

Presenter(s): Mr Xiangang Lai

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Acoustic Density Evaluation – a New Approach for Advanced Ultrasonic Testing of Concrete Structures

Presenter(s): Mr Roman Pinchuk

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9:30 AM

Nondestructive Testing in Civil Engineering – Requirements for the Practical Application and State of the Art in Switzerland (Research Project AGB 2012/016 for the Federal Roads Office; FEDRO)

Presenter(s): Mr Sascha Feistkorn

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The Application of RTM Technology for the Evaluation of Pulse-Echo and Linear Array Ultrasonic Measurements in Concrete

Presenter(s): Dr Klaus Mayer »

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10:15 AM

Decommissioned Bridges: Ideal Test Objects for Demonstrating the Capabilities of Non-Destructive Testing Methods

Presenter(s): Dr Martin Friese »

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Nondestructive Evaluation of a Retaining Wall of Former Coal Mine Plant

Presenter(s): Dr Hans-Georg Herrmann

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10:40 AM

Test Specimen Concepts in Regard to Quality Assurance and Validation of Nondestructive Testing in Civil Engineering

Presenter(s): Mr Daniel Algernon

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Use of Ultrasonic Shear Waves For Determination of the Depth of Surface-Opening Cracks in Reinforced Concrete Elements

Presenter(s): Mr Shibin Lin

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11:05 AM

Quality Management of Concrete Construction by Digitizing the Process Chain from Batching Plant to Building

Presenter(s): Mr Edgar Bohner

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In Situ Inspection of Concrete Structures Using a Rolling Ultrasound Scanner

Presenter(s): Mr Kamal Raj Chapagain

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11:30 AM

Consistency of the Bridge Inspection Program of New York State

Presenter(s): Mr Anil Agrawal »

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Thermal Modulation of Nonlinear Acoustic Wave for Microcracking Damage Evaluation in Concrete

Presenter(s): Dr Jinying Zhu

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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM | Technical Session

William Via Bridge NDT Lifetime Service Award Lecture: Strategic Health Monitoring

Dr John C Duke, Jr, Virginia Tech University

Room: Brunswick Ballroom

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Unmanned Aerial System

Room: Regency Ballroom ABC

Concrete Infrastructure

Room: Garden State Ballroom

1:25 PM

Aerial Vs Vehicle-Based Infrared Thermography for Bridge Deck Delamination Detection

Presenter(s): Mr Evan Guarino

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Density Prediction of Thin Asphalt Overlay during Compaction Using Ground Penetrating Radar

Presenter(s): Dr Imad L Al-Qadi

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1:50 PM

Prospects for Integrating Augmented Reality Visualization of Nondestructive Testing Results into Model-Based Infrastructure Inspection

Presenter(s): Mr Martin Schickert »

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NDT Inspection of Concrete Structures: Complementarity of Ground Penetrating Radar, Ultrasonic Tomography and Eddy Current Methods

Presenter(s): Mr Giovanni Tambelini

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2:15 PM

The Application to the Transportation Industry of Advancing Drone Use Beyond Visual Inspection: The Emergence of Contact Based Nondestructive Testing (NDT) at Height Utilizing Aerial Robotic Systems

Presenter(s): Ms Jamie Branch »

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Implementation of Multi-Phase Nondestructive Evaluation Approach for Bridge Deck Evaluations

Presenter(s): Dr Shane D Boone

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2:40 PM

The Use of UAS (Unmanned Aircraft Systems or drones) for High Mast Light Pole Structural Inspections

Presenter(s): Mr Glenn Stott »

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Magnetic Flux Leakage for Prestressed Concrete Beams

Presenter(s): Dr Soundar Balakumaran

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3:05 PM

First Person Vision Goggles, the Next Evolution in Drone Bridge Inspection

Presenter(s): Mr Joe Campbell »

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Magnetic Flux Leakage (MFL) Method for Damage Detection in Internal Post-tensioning Tendons

Presenter(s): Mr Atorod Azizinamini

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4:00 PM - 5:30 PM | Technical Session

Tour the Beast

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Room: N/A

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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM | Exhibits

Welcome Reception with Exhibitors

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Room: Regency Ballroom DEF

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8:00 AM - 8:45 AM | Technical Session

Invited Lecture: Challenges and Opportunities for NDT in the Frame of Digitalization in Civil Engineering

Dr Jurgen Krieger, Federal Highway Research Institute

Room: Regency Ballroom ABC

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Structural Health Monitoring

Room: Regency Ballroom ABC

Ultrasonics II

Room: Garden State Ballroom

8:45 AM

Wireless Long term Monitoring System for Scour Critical Bridges

Presenter(s): Mr Mehdi Kalantari

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Comparison of Ultrasonic and Laser Vibrometer Measurements for Condition Assessment of Concrete Elements

Presenter(s): Mr Piotr Wiciak »

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9:10 AM

IoT Based Permanent Eddy Current Sensor for SHM and Metal Crack-Growth-Measurements

Presenter(s): Mr Marc Lany

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Ultrasonic Coda Wave Monitoring to Detect Changes in Interior Stresses in Large Concrete Bridge Members

Presenter(s): Dr Thomas Schumacher

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9:35 AM

Wireless Fracture Critical Bridge Monitoring

Presenter(s): Mr Mehdi Kalantari

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Contactless Visualization and Characterization of Alkali-Silica Reaction (ASR) Damage in Concrete Using Multiply Scattered Ultrasonic Wave Fields

Presenter(s): Dr John S Popovics »

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10:20 AM

PANEL

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Multi-Element Ultrasonic Array Technology for Inspection of Post Tension Ducts and Distributed Cracking in Concrete Structures

Presenter(s): Dr John S Popovics »

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10:45 AM

Instrumentation and Monitoring of PA Bridges

Presenter(s): Mr Damian Silverstrim

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The LAUS: First Applications of a New System for Ultrasonic Imaging of Very Thick Structures

Presenter(s): Dr Ernst Niederleithinger »

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11:10 AM

ProTimB - Monitoring of Structurally Protected Timber Bridges

Presenter(s): Dr Ralf W Arndt

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Towards Data Based Corrosion Analysis of Concrete with Supervised Machine Learning

Presenter(s): Dr Ernst Niederleithinger

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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Technical Session

Poster Session 1 - NDT/NDE of Concrete Structures

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Room: Atrium

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11:35 AM - 1:30 PM | Lunch

Lunch in the Exhibit Hall

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Room: Regency Ballroom DEF

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NDT/NDE Fatigue

Room: Regency Ballroom ABC

NDT/NDE of Foundations

Room: Garden State Ballroom

1:25 PM

Life-cycle NDT planning of bridge fatigue-critical details based on discounted utility

Presenter(s): Mr Minghui Cheng »

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Vertical Profiling Ultra-Seismic Inspection to Evaluate Model Pile Depths

Presenter(s): Dr Helsin Wang »

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1:50 PM

Impulse-Response Testing for Quality Assessment of Cast-in-Place Concrete Pile Foundations

Presenter(s): Mr Stephen M Garrett »

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2:15 PM

Addressing the Need to Monitor Concrete Fatigue with Non Destructive Testing: Results of Infrastar European Project

Presenter(s): Dr Odile Abraham

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Testing Seismic Techniques for Imaging Structural Defects in Engineered Drilled Shafts – A Case Study

Presenter(s): Mr Jozef M Descour »

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2:40 PM

Non-contact Automatic Scanning System for Concrete Pipe Assessment

Presenter(s): Dr Suyun Ham

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Effective Dispersion Analysis of Reflections: A Nondestructive Evaluation Method for Estimating Embedded Pile Length

Presenter(s): Mr Vivek Samu »

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3:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Technical Session

Poster Session 2 - Structural Health Monitoring

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Room: Atrium

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Impact Echo

Room: Regency Ballroom ABC

Acoustic Emission

Room: Garden State Ballroom

3:25 PM

Delamination Detection in Concrete Bridge Decks Using Automated Acoustic Scanning System

Presenter(s): Mr Hongbin Sun »

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Fracture Monitoring of Ultra-High Performance Concrete (UHPC) Beam under Four-Point-Bending by Acoustic Emission

Presenter(s): Mrs Ninel Alver

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3:50 PM

Concrete Bridge Deck Assessments with Impact Echo for Bare Decks and Surface Waves Scanning for Asphalt Overlaid Decks and Asphalt Pavements

Presenter(s): Mr Larry Olson

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Correction of Acoustic Emission Parameters for Damage Detection in Concrete

Presenter(s): Mrs Ninel Alver

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4:15 PM

Phase Analysis of Data from Air-Coupled Impact Echo Testing of Concrete Decks

Presenter(s): Mrs Najjiya Almallah

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Nondestructive Evaluation for a Concrete Bridge Using Coda Wave Interferometry

Presenter(s): Dr Hanwan Jiang »

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6:00 PM - 9:00 PM | Banquet

Tuesday Banquet

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Room: N/A

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8:00 AM - 8:45 AM | Technical Session

Invited Lecture: Overview of French Research Work on NDT for Concrete

Dr Odile Abraham, IFSTTAR

Room: Regency Ballroom ABC

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8:45 AM - 10:00 AM | Technical Session

SHRP2 Implementation – Lessons Learned

Dr Hoda Azari, Federal Highway Administration

Room: Regency Ballroom ABC

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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Technical Session

Poster Session 3 - Ultrasonics

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Room: Atrium

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topics

NDT/NDE of Pavements

Room: Regency Ballroom ABC

Electromagnetic Methods

Room: Garden State Ballroom

10:15 AM

Concrete Airfield Pavement Moduli Back Calculation

Presenter(s): Dr Richard Ji

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Overlay Effects on Corrosion Evaluation with Nondestructive Testing Methods for Concrete Bridge Decks

Presenter(s): Dr Dewei Meng

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10:40 AM

Inversion of Air-Coupled Surface Wave Pavement Testing Data Based on Individual Receivers Spacing Approach

Presenter(s): Mrs Hiba Al-Adhami »

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Effective Application of 3D-GPR System for Various Civil Engineering Tasks

Presenter(s): Dr Aleksey Khamzin »

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11:05 AM

Future Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Developments of Roughness Evaluation for In-Service Airport Pavement

Presenter(s): Mr Albert A Larkin »

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Migration-based Automated Rebar Picking for Condition Assessment of Concrete Bridge Decks with Ground Penetrating Radar

Presenter(s): Dr Kien Dinh »

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11:30 AM

Evaluation of Pavement Performance under FWD Test through Instrumented Pavement Section

Presenter(s): Mr Zafrul Khan

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Detection of Buried Trolley Tracks Using Multichannel 3D Ground Penetrating Radar Technology

Presenter(s): Mr Manuel Celaya »

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Advancing Technologies

Room: Regency Ballroom ABC

Structural Health Monitoring (EAR)

Room: Garden State Ballroom

1:00 PM

Augmented Reality to Enable the Next Generation of Infrastructure Inspection

Presenter(s): Mr David Mascarenas

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Field Validation of Multipurpose Wireless Sensors for Bridge Assessment

Presenter(s): Mr Mustafa Furkan »

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1:25 PM

Mixed Reality Assisted Infrastructure Assessment

Presenter(s): Mr Enes Karaaslan

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Wireless Remote Sensing Projects Funded by the FHWA Exploratory Advanced Research (EAR) Program

Presenter(s): Mr Bruce V Johnson

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1:50 PM

Towards Data Based Corrosion Analysis of Concrete with Supervised Machine Learning

Presenter(s): Dr Ernst Niederleithinger

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Toward Autonomous Self-Powered Self-Sensing Civil Infrastructure

Presenter(s): Mr Nizar Lajnef

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2:15 PM

Full-Depth Assessment of Concrete Bridge Decks in A GPR Survey: A Machine Learning Approach

Presenter(s): Ms Arezoo Imani

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Evaluating Robustness of Fatigue Crack Monitoring Using Carbon Nanotube-Based Sensor

Presenter(s): Mr Shafique Ahmed

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2:40 PM

Impact-Echo Data Processing, Visualization and Interpretation Including Machine Learning Concepts

Presenter(s): Mr Daniel Algernon

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Contract Development for Instrumentation and Monitoring of Bridges

Presenter(s): Ms Patricia L Kiehl

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3:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Technical Session

Poster Session 4 - General NDT/NDE

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Room: Atrium

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Steel and Composite Infrastructure

Room: Regency Ballroom ABC

Innovative Technologies/Methodologies

Room: Garden State Ballroom

3:25 PM

Phased Array Ultrasonic Testing of Cast Steel Sluice Gates

Presenter(s): Mr Carl D Leunig

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The Effectiveness of Ultrasonic Peening Improvement Treatment in Maintenance and Repair of Bridges

Presenter(s): Dr Jacob Kleiman

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3:50 PM

Innovations in Phased Array Ultrasound: Full Matrix Capture and the Total Focusing Method

Presenter(s): Mr Alan Caulder »

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Inferring Dynamic Characteristics of a Bridge through Numerical Simulation and Low-Magnitude Shaking as a Global NDE Method

Presenter(s): Mr Sharef Farrag »

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4:15 PM

Nondestructive Investigation of Damage in a Composite Concrete-Steel Bridge Induced by Heat-Straightening Repair

Presenter(s): Mr Jinesh K Mehta

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An Innovative Methodology for Integrated Structural Health Monitoring and Rehabilitation of Concrete Structures Using Carbon Nanotube-Based Hybrid Composites

Presenter(s): Dr Hongbo Dai

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4:40 PM

Challenges with Electromagnetics Based Nondestructive Stress Assessment in Existing Steel Bridge Structures

Presenter(s): Dr Christian Boller »

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Detection of Delaminations in Concrete Bridge Decks Using Non-Linear Vibration Characteristics

Presenter(s): Mr Ali Hafiz

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