Location

Snowbird, UT, USA

Start Date

1-1-1999 12:00 AM

Description

It is well recognized that damage resulting from freeze-thaw cycles is a serious problem causing deterioration and degradation of concrete[1–2]. In general, freeze-thaw cycles change the microstructure of the concrete ultimately leading to internal stresses and cracking. Freeze-thaw damage progress at earlier stage is initiated on surface and near surface of concrete mainly due to the onset of ice forming in capillary pores which expands n volume of concrete[3]. Therefore utilizing stress waves propagating along near surface of concrete is expected to be effective to monitor the damage progress caused by repeated cycles of freeze-thaw in concrete.

Book Title

Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation

Volume

18B

Chapter

Chapter 6: Materials Characterization

Section

Construction Materials

Pages

1935-1942

DOI

10.1007/978-1-4615-4791-4_247

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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Application of One-Sided Stress Wave Velocity Measurement Technique to Evaluate Freeze-Thaw Damage in Concrete

Snowbird, UT, USA

It is well recognized that damage resulting from freeze-thaw cycles is a serious problem causing deterioration and degradation of concrete[1–2]. In general, freeze-thaw cycles change the microstructure of the concrete ultimately leading to internal stresses and cracking. Freeze-thaw damage progress at earlier stage is initiated on surface and near surface of concrete mainly due to the onset of ice forming in capillary pores which expands n volume of concrete[3]. Therefore utilizing stress waves propagating along near surface of concrete is expected to be effective to monitor the damage progress caused by repeated cycles of freeze-thaw in concrete.