Non-Destructive Concrete Strength Evaluation Using PZT Based Surface Wave Propagation Technique – A Comparative Study
1 Civil Engineering Program, Faculty of Engineering, University Malaysia Sabah, 88400 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
2 Civil Engineering, School of Environment, Science and Engineering, Southern Cross University, Lismore NSW 2480, Australia
3 Mechanical Engineering Program, Faculty of Engineering, University Malaysia Sabah, 88400 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
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Surface wave propagation (SWP) technique employing Lead Zirconate Titanate (PZT) transducer has recently been found to be a useful tool in concrete hydration monitoring. In this paper, the performance of PZT based SWP technique was compared with the conventional techniques such as ultrasonic pulse velocity (UPV) test, rebound hammer (RH) test and concrete compression test. Results showed that the SWP technique, in addition to its inherent advantages, performed equally well as the conventional counterparts in concrete strength prediction.
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