Internal discontinuity detection in concrete by lamb waves

Citation
Yc. Jung et al., Internal discontinuity detection in concrete by lamb waves, MATER EVAL, 59(3), 2001, pp. 418-423
Citations number
22
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Material Science & Engineering
Journal title
MATERIALS EVALUATION
ISSN journal
0025-5327 → ACNP
Volume
59
Issue
3
Year of publication
2001
Pages
418 - 423
Database
ISI
SICI code
0025-5327(200103)59:3<418:IDDICB>2.0.ZU;2-E
Abstract
The feasibility of detecting anomalies or discontinuities in concrete beams using lamb waves is investigated in this paper The traditional ultrasonic methods for inspecting discontinuities in concrete use the reflection, tran smission and scattering of longitudinal waves by internal discontinuities. Signal amplitude and time of flight measurements provide information about the internal anomalies in concrete. However, these methods are time consumi ng and, as will be shown in this paper, the traditional techniques often fa il to detect honeycombs, closed cracks and small anomalies. In this paper t he potential of the lamb wave technique to defect those anomalies in large concrete beams is investigated. The lamb wave technique is found to be reli able for detecting such anomalies.