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Acostic Emission Monitoring

Acoustic Emission Monitoring for Civil Infrastructure

Acoustic Emission is referred to the radiation of acoustic waves in solids as a result of damage or any irreversible change in its internal structure. Acoustic emission monitoring is well-known for its application in structural health monitoring of civil infrastructure. Structural Health ...
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NDE-concrete piles

How to Evaluate Concrete Piles?

Structure inspection manuals such as the Ontario Structure Inspection Manual (OSIM) mostly emphasizes on the visual inspection and physical condition of bridge structures. The visual inspection methodology in this guideline consists of close up visual assessment of defects in the superstructure ...
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Ultrasonic Testing of Anchor Bolts

Ultrasonic Testing of Anchor Bolts

Corrosion inspection of structural anchor bolts can be quite challenging. The reason is that access to these buried elements is often very difficult. The visible part of the bolt is usually in poor quality, and mechanical tests such as pull-out ...
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Concrete Coring Structure Inspection

Main Challenges of Concrete Coring

Taking core samples from concrete structures is required for comprehensive assessment of durability and structural performance of the structure. The compression test on core samples is known as the most reliable method for assessing the compressive strength and a means ...
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electrical resistivity of concrete

Electrical Resistivity of Concrete

The use of electrical resistivity method for quality control and evaluation of concrete durability is becoming very popular among scholars and engineers. The measurement of electrical resistivity of concrete provides useful information about the microstructure of concrete material. The test procedure has ...
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Thickness Measurement of Concrete

NDT of Thickness Measurement for Concrete

This articles reviews some of the most accepted and widely used nondestructive tests of thickness measurement for concrete elements. Thickness measurement can be of interest for engineers and technicians involved in the assessment of existing concrete elements, such as slabs, ...
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protecting concrete in cold weather

Protecting Concrete in Cold Weather

Protecting concrete in cold weather is a continuous challenge for concrete contractors and site supervisors. Placing concrete in the cold weather condition requires special preparation and protection. All necessary precautions should be taken in order to to alleviate the negative ...
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Setting Time of Concrete-cover

How to Estimate The Setting Time of Concrete

This article briefly describes the setting time of concrete, why it is important, and how different weather condition could affect it. We will later review some of existing methods that are used to estimate the setting time of concrete on-site ...
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On-Site Evaluation of Concrete Strength

5 Methods for On-Site Evaluation of Concrete Strength

In this article, we will review the potential options and practical solutions for on-site evaluation of concrete strength. Concrete (compressive) strength is by far the most important property of concrete. It represents the mechanical properties of concrete; for example, the ...
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