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Journal of Construction Engineering
Volume 2013, Article ID 834572, 11 pages
Review Article

Review of Nondestructive Testing Methods for Condition Monitoring of Concrete Structures

1Civil Engineering Department, University Institute of Technology, Rajiv Gandhi Technological University, Airport Road, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh 462036, India
2G.S. Institute of Technology and Science, Indore, Madhya Pradesh 452003, India

Received 25 January 2013; Accepted 13 March 2013

Academic Editor: Anaclet Turatsinze

Copyright © 2013 Sanjeev Kumar Verma 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.


The deterioration of concrete structures in the last few decades calls for effective methods for condition evaluation and maintenance. This resulted in development of several nondestructive testing (NDT) techniques for monitoring civil infrastructures. NDT methods have been used for more than three decades for monitoring concrete structures; now it has been recognized that NDT plays an important role in the condition monitoring of existing RC structures. NDT methods are known to be better to assess and evaluate the condition of RC structures practically. This paper reviewed several available NDT methods developed and used in the last few decades.