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Characterization of textile effects on concrete panel using synthetic aperture radar imaging
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Paper Abstract

In recent years, textiles are used as a structural material in externally strengthening/retrofitting deteriorated and damaged concrete structures. Formation of externally strengthened/retrofitted concrete structures creates a new type of multi-layer dielectric system for their condition assessment using non-destructive evaluation (NDE) techniques. The objective of this paper is to investigate the use of microwave/radar NDE on a one-layer textileconcrete system for condition assessment. In this paper, we use a synthetic aperture radar (SAR) imaging system at 10 GHz to study the effect of an externally attached textile layer on the SAR images of two concrete panels. One type of textile was used on a 30.48 cm by 30.48 cm by 2.54 cm concrete panels to form a one-layer textileconcrete system. Various ranges (20 cm, 30 cm, 40 cm, 50 cm and 60 cm) were considered. Our experiment results demonstrated that the SAR imaging can successfully distinguish the type of textiles. Furthermore, it was found that electromagnetic pattern of the textile layer varies with range in SAR images. Empirical models were developed to characterize the range effect on the SAR images by using textile applied on concrete panels.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 2019
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 10971, Nondestructive Characterization and Monitoring of Advanced Materials, Aerospace, Civil Infrastructure, and Transportation XIII, 1097106 (1 April 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2514198
Show Author Affiliations
Jie Hu, Univ. of Massachusetts Lowell (United States)
Ahmed Alzeyadi, Univ. of Massachusetts Lowell (United States)
Tzuyang Yu, Univ. of Massachusetts Lowell (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10971:
Nondestructive Characterization and Monitoring of Advanced Materials, Aerospace, Civil Infrastructure, and Transportation XIII
Andrew L. Gyekenyesi, Editor(s)

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