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A qualitative and quantitative investigation of the uncracked and cracked condition of concrete beams using impulse excitation, acoustic emission, and ultrasonic pulse velocity techniques
Author(s): S. Iliopoulos; A. Iliopoulos; L. Pyl; H. Sol; D. G. Aggelis
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Paper Abstract

The Impulse Excitation Technique (IET) is a useful tool for characterizing the structural condition of concrete. Processing the obtained dynamic parameters (damping ratio, response frequency) as a function of response amplitude, clear and systematic differences appear between intact and cracked specimens, while factors like age and sustained load are also influential. Simultaneously, Acoustic Emission (AE) and Ultrasonic Pulse Velocity (UPV) techniques are used during the three point bending test of the beams in order to supply additional information on the level of damage accumulation which resulted in the specific dynamic behavior revealed by the IET test.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 April 2014
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 9062, Smart Sensor Phenomena, Technology, Networks, and Systems Integration 2014, 90620Q (10 April 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2044588
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S. Iliopoulos, Vrije Univ. Brussel (Belgium)
A. Iliopoulos, Vrije Univ. Brussel (Belgium)
L. Pyl, Vrije Univ. Brussel (Belgium)
H. Sol, Vrije Univ. Brussel (Belgium)
D. G. Aggelis, Vrije Univ. Brussel (Belgium)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9062:
Smart Sensor Phenomena, Technology, Networks, and Systems Integration 2014
Wolfgang Ecke; Kara J. Peters; Norbert G. Meyendorf; Theodoros E. Matikas, Editor(s)

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