Detection of Cracking Damage in-Service Concrete by AE Energy Parameter

Author(s): Tetsuya Suzuki and Yuma Shimamoto
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 2
Editor(s): Stéphanie Staquet and Dimitrios Aggelis
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2017
Pages: 753-758
Total Pages: 6
Language : English

Abstract: As a detailed inspection of a concrete structure in service, core samples are usually drilled out and then mechanical properties are measured. In this study, damage estimation of structural concrete from concrete-core samples is developed, applying acoustic emission (AE) method. By the authors, the quantitative damage evaluation of concrete has been proposed in RILEM TC -212ACD, by applying AE and damage mechanics in the compression test. In this study, characteristics evaluation of cracking damage effects in concrete mechanical properties by detected AE energy in core test. Prior to the compression test, distribution of micro-cracks in a concrete-core sample is inspected by helical X-ray computer tomography (CT). Then, freeze-thawed damaged samples are tested by the compression test. Concrete-core samples were taken out of a head works in Hokkaido, Japan which is extremely developed cracking damage. Thus, it is demonstrated that the concentration of material damage could be evaluated by comparing geometrical characteristics of cracks with the “energy rate” of AE generation, which is analyzed by AE parameter analysis. A relation between AE energy rate and damage parameters is correlated, and thus the damage of concrete is qualitatively estimated.

Online publication : 2017
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros) : 0.00

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