NDT.net - February 2000, Vol. 5 No. 02

Use of Nondestructive Ultrasonic Techniques for Material Assessment and in-Service Monitoring of Concrete Structures

Surendra P. Shah and Kolluru V. Subramaniam
NSF Center for Advanced Cement Based Materials, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208-4400, U.S.A.
John S. Popovics
Civil and Architectural Engineering, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA 19104, U.S.A.

NDTISS'99 - International Symposium on NDT Contribution to
the Infrastructure Safety Systems, 1999 NOV 22-26 Torres,
published by UFSM, Santa Maria, RS, Brazil



Ultrasonic monitoring of setting and hardening of concrete

One-sided wave propagation technique for surface breaking cracks



  1. Ozturk, T., Rapoport J., Popovics J.S., Shah S.P., (1999), "Monitoring the Setting and Hardening of Cement-Based Materials with Ultrasound," Concrete Science and Engineering, Vol. 1, pp. 83-91.
  2. Rens, K.L., Transue, D.J. and Knott. A. (1998) "Recent trends in non-destructive inspections in state highway agencies - can engineering education respond?," in Structural Materials Technology III - An NDE Conference, R.D. Medlock and D.C. Laffey, editors, Proceedings of SPIE, Volume 3400, pp. 2-11.
  3. ASTM C 403, "Standard Test Method for Time of Setting of Concrete Mixtures by Penetration Resistance," 1996 Annual Book of ASTM Standards, Vol. 04.02, ASTM.
  4. Subramaniam K.V., Popovics, J.S., and Shah S.P., (1999), "Determining Elastic Properties of Concrete Using Vibrational Resonance Frequencies of Standard Test Cylinders," accepted for publication, Cement, Concrete and Aggregates, American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), ASTM
  5. Popovics, J.S., Song, W. and Achenbach, J.D., (1998a), PDF File: "A study of surface wave attenuation measurement for application to pavement characterization ," in Structural Materials Technology III: An NDT Conference, edited by R.D. Medlock and D.C. Laffey, Proceedings of SPIE, Volume 3400, pp. 300-308.
  6. Achenbach, J.D., Komsky, I.N., Lee, Y.C. and Angel, Y.C. (1992), Self-calibrating ultrasonic technique for crack depth measurement, Journal of Nondestructive Evaluation, Volume 11, pp.103-108.
  7. Popovics, J.S., Subramaniam, K.V. and Shah, S.P., (1998b), "Vibration Resonances in Finite Length Concrete Cylinders," in Topics on Nondestructive Evaluation (Tone)Series, Volume 2: Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation of Infrastructure, Edited by H. D. Reis and B. Djordjevic, ASNT, Columbus, OH, pp. 97-110.
  8. Aldea, C.M., Song, W., Popovics, J.S. and Shah, S.P., (1999), "Investigation of the extent of healing of cracked normal strength concrete", accepted for publication in ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering.
  9. Popovics, J.S., Song, W., Ghandehari, M., Subramanaim, K.V., Achenbach, J.D. and Shah, S.P., (1999), "Application of surface wave transmission measurements for crack depth determination in concrete," accepted for publication in ACI Materials Journal.

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