Developing a Method Based on Mechanoelectric Transformation for Monitoring Concrete Defectness Variation under Influence of Freezing-Thawing Cycles

T. V. Fursa, Konstantin Yurievich Osipov, D. D. Dann

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It is shown that the increasing defectness (cracking) of concrete under the influence of multiply repeated freezing-thawing cycles leads to a definite transformation of the spectral characteristics of the electric signal generated in the material in response to mechanical impact pulses. It is suggested that the maximum coefficient of mutual correlation between the spectrum of the electric response signal of a defect material and that of an intact sample can be used as a criterion for evaluating the extent of cracking (total crack length) in concrete and monitoring its variation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)291-293
Number of pages3
JournalTechnical Physics Letters
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2011


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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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