From early age assessment of concrete properties to crack detection using embedded ultrasonic transducers

Author(s): Cédric Dumoulin, Arnaud Deraemaeker
Paper category: Proceedings
Book title: Proceedings of the 2nd International RILEM/COST Conference on Early Age Cracking and Serviceability in Cement-based Materials and Structures Volume 1
Editor(s): Stéphanie Staquet and Dimitrios Aggelis
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2017
Pages: 137-142
Total Pages: 6
Language : English

Abstract: Assessing the concrete properties from very early age is one of the main concerns for contractors. Embedding permanently specific piezoelectric transducers into the structure allows to monitor in real time to evolution of concrete properties which can be extracted from ultrasonic measurements. In the present research, a non-reinforced concrete beam in which embedded piezoelectric transducers are embedded is monitored from very early age to crack appearance. The monitoring system is based on low voltage short pulses excitations signals recorded at high rate (more than 70 ultrasonic measurements per second). The method has demonstrated its great ability for tracking on-line concrete behavior.

Online publication : 2017
Publication type : full_text
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