INSPECTION METHOD FOR CONTACT CONDITION OF SOIL ON THE SURFACE OF UNDERGROUND PIPE UTILIZING RESONANCE OF TRANSVERSE LAMB WAVE

Citation
H. Tanigawa et al., INSPECTION METHOD FOR CONTACT CONDITION OF SOIL ON THE SURFACE OF UNDERGROUND PIPE UTILIZING RESONANCE OF TRANSVERSE LAMB WAVE, JPN J A P 1, 37(5B), 1998, pp. 3122-3127
Citations number
3
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Physics, Applied
Volume
37
Issue
5B
Year of publication
1998
Pages
3122 - 3127
Database
ISI
SICI code
0021-4922(1998)37:5B<3122:IMFCCO>2.0.ZU;2-A
Abstract
A nondestructive inspection method to estimate the contact condition o f soil on the surface of an underground pipe, utilizing the resonance of a transverse Lamb wave circulating along the pipe wall is proposed. The Q factor of the resonance is considered and measured under some c ontact conditions by sweeping the vibrating frequency in a 150-mm-inne r diameter Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic Mortar (FRPM) pipe. it is con firmed that the Q factor shows a clear response to the change in the c ontact conditions. For example, the Q factor is 8.4 when the pipe is i n ideal contact with the soil plane and goes up to 19.2 when a 100-mm- diameter void is located at the contact surface of the soil. The spati al resolution of the proposed inspection method is also measured by mo ving the sensing point along the direction of laying the length of the pipe into a 85-mm-diameter void. The resolution of the proposed metho d is estimated at about 50 mm.