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Non-Destructive Testing for Concrete: Dynamic Modulus and Ultrasonic Velocity Measurements

Periodical Advanced Materials Research (Volumes 243 - 249)
Main Theme Advances in Civil Engineering and Architecture
Edited by Chaohe Chen, Yong Huang and Guangfan Li
Pages 165-169
DOI 10.4028/
Citation Iqbal Khan Mohammad, 2011, Advanced Materials Research, 243-249, 165
Online since May 2011
Authors Iqbal Khan Mohammad
Keywords Concrete, Dynamic Modulus, Nondestructive Testing (NDT), Ultrasonic Velocity
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Nondestructive testing (NDT) is a technique to determine the integrity of a material, component or structure. The commonly NDT methods used for the concrete are dynamic modulus of elasticity and ultrasonic pulse velocity. The dynamic modulus of elasticity of concrete is related to the structural stiffness and deformation process of concrete structures, and is highly sensitive to the cracking. The velocity of ultrasonic pulses travelling in a solid material depends on the density and elastic properties of that material. Non-destructive testing namely, dynamic modulus of elasticity and ultrasonic pulse velocity was measured for high strength concrete incorporating cementitious composites. Results of dynamic modulus of elasticity and ultrasonic pulse velocity are reported and their relationships with compressive strength are presented. It has been found that NDT is reasonably good and reliable tool to measure the property of concrete which also gives the fair indication of the compressive strength development.