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Radar measurements of concrete for nondestructive evaluation of dams
Author(s): Oral Buyukozturk; Hong C. Rhim
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Paper Abstract

Remote monitoring of a deterioration process has been studied through radar measurements of laboratory size concrete specimens representing conditions of concrete dams. The investigation includes manufacturing of concrete specimens which model different deterioration stages of a dam, radar measurements, and imaging of the specimens. The specimens have a delamination filled with air or water, which represent different physical conditions of a deteriorating dam. The change of the returned signals from the specimens is related to the condition change inside the concrete. The results show the feasibility of using a radar for monitoring the condition change of concrete dams at a distance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 May 1995
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2457, Nondestructive Evaluation of Aging Structures and Dams, (12 May 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.209395
Show Author Affiliations
Oral Buyukozturk, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
Hong C. Rhim, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2457:
Nondestructive Evaluation of Aging Structures and Dams
Soheil Nazarian; Larry D. Olson, Editor(s)

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