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Title:Ultrasonic Imaging for Concrete Infrastructure Condition Assessment and Quality Assurance
Author(s):Popovics, John S.; Roesler, Jeffrey R.; Bittner, James; Amirkhanian, Armen N.; Brand, Alexander S.; Gupta, Prakhar; Flowers, Katherine
Subject(s):bridge decks
columns
girders
MIRA
NDT
NDE
non-destructive
SAFT
shear wave
ultrasonic array
Abstract:This report describes work on laboratory and field performance reviews of an ultrasonic shear wave imaging device called MIRA for application to plain and reinforced concrete infrastructure components. Potential applications investigated included bridge deck delamination detection, deck thickness profiles, and detection of internal steel bars and dowels. Based on the observed performance of the unit, three classification categories of applications were defined: field ready, potentially ready, and challenging. In general, the MIRA device is not well suited to provide full-coverage rapid scans over an entire structure. Rather MIRA is more suited for targeted inspection or failure analysis to determine general geometric and internal features of concrete elements because MIRA is able to be quickly deployed for spot inspections with little site preparation. A user’s manual was produced to assist in introducing new users to the proper operation and interpretation of the MIRA device.
Issue Date:2017-04
Publisher:Illinois Center for Transportation/Illinois Department of Transportation
Citation Info:Popovics, John S., Jeffery R. Roesler, James Bittner, Armen N. Amirkhanian, Alexander S. Brand, Prakhar Gupta, and Katherine Flowers. 2017. Ultrasonic Imaging for Concrete Infrastructure Condition Assessment and Quality Assurance. A report of the findings of ICT-27-132. Illinois Center for Transportation Series No. 17-011. Research Report No. FHWA-ICT-17-007. Illinois Center for Transportation, Rantoul, IL.
Series/Report:Illinois Center for Transportation Series No. 17-011, Research Report No. FHWA-ICT-17-007
Genre:Technical Report
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/95941
ISSN:0197-9191
Sponsor:Illinois Department of Transportation R27-146
Rights Information:No restrictions. This document is available through the national technical information service, Springfield, VA 22161.
Date Available in IDEALS:2017-04-26


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