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Non-destructive testing of cover concrete using spectral analysis of ultrasonic surface waves

Auteurs : Morad Grimes, Zoubir-Mehdi SBARTA, Nabil YACEF
Année : 2016
Domaine : Sciences des matériaux
Type : Communication
Conférence: 7th African Conference on Non Destructive Testing ACNDT 2016 & the 5th International Conference on NDT and Materials Industry and Alloys (IC-WNDT-MI)
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Mots clés : Time of flight diffraction, matching pursuit, concrete cover

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Concrete cover evaluation with NDT technique is a critical issue in the diagnosis of structures service life. Ultrasonic NDT technique is one of the most efficient techniques for concrete strength evaluation. This paper presents the use of spectral analysis of ultrasonic surface waves for the non destructive evaluation of concrete cover in laboratory. The procedure consists in generation and reception of surface waves using the time of flight diffraction method. After extraction of the lateral wave in the received signal using the matching pursuit method, the phase velocity dispersion characteristic is determined, and concrete cover is characterized.