Engineering Mechanics

International Conference

Proceedings Vol. 14 (2008)


ENGINEERING MECHANICS 2008

NATIONAL CONFERENCE WITH INTERNATIONAL PARTICIPATION
May 12 – 15, 2008, Svratka, Czech Republic
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Editors: Vladimír Fuis and Michal Pásek

Copyright © 2008 Institute of Thermomechanics, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, v.v.i., Prague

ISBN 978-80-87012-11-6 (printed)
ISSN 1805-8248 (printed)
ISSN 1805-8256 (electronic)

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MEASUREMENT OF THE DEPTH OF SURFACE OPENING CRACKS USING IMPACT-ECHO METHOD
Pečínka L.
pages 174 - +6p., full text

Currently, the widths of opening surface cracks in reinforced concrete structures are used together with carbonation depth or chloride effects as an evaluation index for decision making for the repair of construction together with assessment of structural safety and ageing The crack depth as a more important factor for structural lifetime management is rarely incorporated in the codes due to lack of knowledges and experiences. The time-of-flight diffraction technique developed in the early 1980s has been used widely to locate and measure defects in metal using ultrasound. In contradiction concrete is a composite material consisting of a binding material with particles like gravel, sand etc. embedded in construction medium. To overcome these difficulties, stress waves generated by mechanical impact instead of an ultrasonic transmitter are used. In this paper is presented simply method based on the propagation of the dilatation (P) and Rayleigh (R) waves excited by the impact. The theory is applied to the cracks perpendicular and oblique to the surface.


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