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Evaluation of freezing and thawing damage of concrete using a nonlinear ultrasonic method
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  • Journal title : Smart Structures and Systems
  • Volume 17, Issue 1,  2016, pp.45-58
  • Publisher : Techno-Press
  • DOI : 10.12989/sss.2016.17.1.045
 Title & Authors
Evaluation of freezing and thawing damage of concrete using a nonlinear ultrasonic method
Yim, Hong Jae; Park, Sun-Jong; Kim, Jae Hong; Kwak, Hyo-Gyong;
Freezing and thawing cycles induce deterioration and strength degradation of concrete structures. This study presumes that a large quantity of contact-type defects develop due to the freezing and thawing cycles of concrete and evaluates the degree of defects based on a nonlinearity parameter. The nonlinearity parameter was obtained by an impact-modulation technique, one of the nonlinear ultrasonic methods. It is then used as an indicator of the degree of contact-type defects. Five types of damaged samples were fabricated according to different freezing and thawing cycles, and the occurrence of opening or cracks on a micro-scale was visually verified via scanning electron microscopy. Dynamic modulus and wave velocity were also measured for a sensitivity comparison with the obtained nonlinearity parameter. The possibility of evaluating strength degradation was also investigated based on a simple correlation of the experimental results.
concrete;freezing and thawing;nonlinear ultrasonic method;contact-type defect;
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