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Damage assessment of corrosion in prestressed concrete by acoustic emission

Elfergani, Hisham A., Pullin, Rhys ORCID: and Holford, Karen Margaret ORCID: 2013. Damage assessment of corrosion in prestressed concrete by acoustic emission. Construction and Building Materials 40 , pp. 925-933. 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2012.11.071

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Damage due to corrosion is most common in reinforced and prestressed concrete structures. Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) and detection of corrosion and cracks in initial stages is very important to avoid catastrophic failure. This paper reports on using the Acoustic Emission (AE) technique to detect and locate the early stages of corrosion and macrocracks and furthermore classify different crack types to aid maintenance priorities. The results presented indicate that AE is capable of detecting corrosion, macrocracks and crack propagation in representative structures. In addition, it can distinguish between tensile cracks and shear movement.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Engineering
Centre for Advanced Manufacturing Systems At Cardiff (CAMSAC)
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Uncontrolled Keywords: Acoustic emission; Monitoring; Corrosion; Prestressed concrete; Crack classification
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 0950-0618
Last Modified: 05 Jan 2024 06:12

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