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In-situ radar remote sensing applied to the detection of degradation in a concrete floor
Author(s): Henrique Lorenzo; M. Carmen Hernandez; Vicente Cuellar
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes a GPR study carried out with the aim of evaluating deterioration of concrete floors in textile factories. During some years, spillages from the production process were split onto the floor of the factory. The slow but continue action of these spillages in the concrete caused an important variation in its porosity, which could be detected by studying changes in GPR reflected pulse. A simple synthetic model was developed in order to obtain information about how the response of GPR antenna pulse is depending on changes in the porosity of concrete. We also take into account the different conditions of the factory floor at the moment (since many years ago it's been isolated from the action of the spillage). The heterogeneous conditions of the floor and the simplicity of the model used did not allow for an accurate estimation of porosity, but it was possible to map degraded areas on the floor related to changes in the reflected signal. Core drills made later confirmed in some of them a concrete porosity of up to 25%, closer to that of sand than to concrete.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 April 2000
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 4084, Eighth International Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar, (27 April 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.383608
Show Author Affiliations
Henrique Lorenzo, Univ. de Vigo (Spain)
M. Carmen Hernandez, Univ. Complutense de Madrid (Spain)
Vicente Cuellar, CEDEX (Spain)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4084:
Eighth International Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar
David A. Noon; Glen F. Stickley; Dennis Longstaff, Editor(s)

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