Table of Contents
ISRN Civil Engineering
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 543090, 8 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/543090
Research Article

Investigation of the Potential for Evaluation of Concrete Flaws Using Nondestructive Testing Methods

1Civil Engineering Department, The Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, 9500 Bento Gonçalves Avenue, Building 43436, 91509-900 Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil
2The Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, 9500 Bento Gonçalves Avenue, Building 43436, 91509-900 Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil
3Civil Engineering Department, School of Engineering, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, 99 Osvaldo Aranha Avenue, 91035-190 Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil

Received 9 September 2013; Accepted 12 November 2013; Published 11 May 2014

Academic Editors: X. Li and H. A. Mang

Copyright © 2014 Alexandre Lorenzi et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Linked References

  1. S. P. Shah, J. S. Popovics, K. V. Subramaniam, and C.-M. Aldea, “New directions in concrete health monitoring technology,” Journal of Engineering Mechanics, vol. 126, no. 7, pp. 754–760, 2000. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  2. A. Lorenzi, E. G. Nesvijski, P. Sarkis, and J. Sarkis, “Infrastructure NDT monitoring using inspector-computer interface,” in Proceedings of ASNT Fall Conference and Quality Testing Show, Phoenix, Ariz, USA, 1999.
  3. E. G. Nesvijski, “Dry point contact transducers: design for new applications,” The e-Journal of Nondestructive Testing, vol. 9, no. 9, ID-1745, 2003. View at Google Scholar
  4. C. L. Nogueira, “Análise Ultra-Sônica da Distribuição dos Agregados no Concreto através de Wavelets,” in Proceedings of XXI Congresso Nacional de Ensaios Não Destrutivos, pp. 107–138, Associação Brasileira de Ensaios Não Destrutivos, Salvador, Brazil, 2002.
  5. S. Shah, K. V. Subramaniam, and J. S. Popovics, “Use of nondestructive ultrasonic techniques for material assessment and in-service monitoring of concrete structures,” in Proceedings of the International Symposium on Nondestructive Testing Contribution to the Infrastructure Safety Systems in the 21st Century, pp. 107–114, Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, Torres, Brazil, 1999.
  6. M. Schickert, M. Krause, and W. Müller, “Ultrasonic imaging of concrete elements using reconstruction by synthetic aperture focusing technique,” Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, vol. 15, no. 3, pp. 235–246, 2003. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  7. A. Mirmiran and Y. Wei, “Damage Assessment of FRP-encased concrete using ultrasonic pulse velocity,” Journal of Engineering Mechanics, vol. 127, no. 2, pp. 126–135, 2001. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  8. James Instruments, The James V-Meter Mark II, James Instrument Inc., Chicago, Ill, USA, 2009, http://www.ndtjames.com/.
  9. American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASTM), “Standard test method for rebound hammer number of hardened concrete,” Concrete and Aggregates, vol. 04.02, pp. 400–402, 1999. View at Google Scholar
  10. International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA-TCS-17: Guidebook on Non-Destructive Testing of Concrete Structures, Vienna, Austria, 2002.
  11. V. M. Malhotra and N. J. Carino, Handbook on Nondestructive Testing of Concrete, CRC Press, 1991.
  12. American Concrete Institute (ACI), “In-place Methods to Estimate Concrete Strength, ACI 228.1R-03,” in MCP 2007—ACI Manual of Concrete Practice, ACI Committee 228, p. 44, Detroit, Mich, USA, 1997. View at Google Scholar
  13. James Instruments, James Digital Test Hammers, James Instrument Inc., Chicago, Ill, USA, 2009, http://www.ndtjames.com/catalog/strengthTesting/jamesdigitaltesthammers.html.
  14. A. Lorenzi, L. C. P. da Silva Filho, J. L. Campagnolo, A. J. Strieder, U. C. de M. Quinino, and L. F. Caetano, “Estudos de Caso sobre Avaliação de Estruturas de Concreto através da utilização de Ensaios Não Destrutivos,” Revista ALCONPAT, vol. 1, pp. 196–208, 2011. View at Google Scholar