Diagnostics of Damages in Reinforced Concrete by the Parameters of Electric Response to Mechanical Impact

Maxim Petrov, Konstantin Osipov, Tatyana Fursa, Denis Dann

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A method for non-destructive testing of reinforced concrete based on the phenomenon of mechano-electric transformations is proposed in this work. The procedure for assessing damage in concrete is based on the measurement of an electric response to a weak elastic impact. It was found that the moments of crack formation and growth during bending are accompanied by a significant decrease in the correlation coefficient of the electric responses spectra and by a stepwise change in spectrum shift (at frequency domain) at which the maximum correlation coefficient is observed. It was determined that the increase of energy attenuation coefficient of the electric response can serve as a forerunner of a catastrophic destruction in concrete. The diagnostic criteria proposed in this work can be used for monitoring the damage processes in reinforced concrete under bending conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Article number052048
JournalIOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 24 Feb 2019
Event3rd World Multidisciplinary Civil Engineering, Architecture, Urban Planning Symposium, WMCAUS 2018 - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 18 Jun 201822 Jun 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)

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