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Feasibility study of IE-SASW method for nondestructive testing of concrete
Author(s): Dong-Soo Kim; Won-Seok Seo; Kwang-Myong Lee
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Paper Abstract

The Impact-Echo (IE) method has been widely used to evaluate the integrity of concrete structures. In this method, the P- wave velocity of concrete is a crucial parameter in determining the thickness of concrete lining and the location of cracks or other defects. In this paper, Spectral Analysis of Surface Wave (SASW) method was employed to determine P-wave velocity of concrete, and IE-SASW method was suggested by combining two nondestructive testing methods. IE method was used for the detailed nondestructive evaluation of concrete whereas SASW method was employed for the measurement of the average P-wave velocity and for the status evaluation of concrete. The feasibility study of IE-SASW method was performed by using finite element method. Experimental studies were also performed in the slab type concrete model specimens in which various types of defects or boundaries were included at known locations. SASW tests showed the potential of determining the P-wave velocity of concrete accurately and IE tests were able to determine the thickness of structures and locations of defects. Based on both experimental and numerical studies, the feasibility of the proposed method was verified.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 May 2000
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3993, Nondestructive Evaluation of Aging Materials and Composites IV, (13 May 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.385482
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Dong-Soo Kim, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (South Korea)
Won-Seok Seo, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (South Korea)
Kwang-Myong Lee, Sung Kyun Kwan Univ. (South Korea)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3993:
Nondestructive Evaluation of Aging Materials and Composites IV
George Y. Baaklini; Carol A. Nove; Eric S. Boltz, Editor(s)

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