Non-Destructive Evaluation of Reinforced Concrete Structures
Non-Destructive Testing Methods
- Christiane Maierhofer, BAM Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing
- Hans-Wolf Reinhardt, University of Stuttgart
- Gerd Dobmann, Fraunhofer Institute for Non-Destructive Testing (IZFP), Germany
Part one discusses planning and implementing non-destructive testing of reinforced concrete structures with chapters on non-destructive testing methods for building diagnosis, development of automated NDE systems, structural health monitoring systems and data fusion. Part two reviews individual non-destructive testing techniques including wireless monitoring, electromagnetic and acoustic-elastic waves, laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy, acoustic emission evaluation, magnetic flux leakage, electrical resistivity, capacimetry, measuring the corrosion rate (polarization resistance) and the corrosion potential of reinforced concrete structures, ground penetrating radar, radar tomography, active thermography, nuclear magnetic resonance imaging, stress wave propagation, impact-echo, surface and guided wave techniques and ultrasonics. Part three covers case studies including inspection of concrete retaining walls using ground penetrating radar, acoustic emission and impact echo techniques and using ground penetrating radar to assess an eight-span post-tensioned viaduct.
With its distinguished editor and international team of contributors, Non-destructive evaluation of reinforced concrete structures, Volume 2: Non-destructive testing methods is a standard reference for civil and structural engineers as well as those concerned with making decisions regarding the safety of reinforced concrete structures.
Civil and structural engineers;Â those involved with making decisions about the safety of reinforced concrete structures
- Published: July 2010
- Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
- ISBN: 978-1-84569-950-5