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Limitations and advantages of sonic and ultrasonic methods as tools for maintenance management of bridge decks and concrete slabs
Author(s): Soheil Nazarian; Mark R. Baker
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Paper Abstract

Sonic and ultrasonic methods are excellent tools for diagnosis of problems with concrete slabs and bridge decks. However, it is important to fully understand the limitations of these methods. The conditions where these methods are most effective and those where the methods may not yield satisfactory results are presented. More importantly, cases when an integrated approach can be the best solutions are also outlined. This paper serves as a guideline for practitioners with a practical understanding of the methods to assess the theoretical and experimental limitations of these methods.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 November 1996
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2946, Nondestructive Evaluation of Bridges and Highways, (13 November 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.259136
Show Author Affiliations
Soheil Nazarian, Univ. of Texas/El Paso (United States)
Mark R. Baker, Geomedia Research and Development (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2946:
Nondestructive Evaluation of Bridges and Highways
Steven B. Chase, Editor(s)

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