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Measurement of radar properties of concrete for in situ structural elements

Shaari, A. and Millard, S. G. and Bungey, J. H. (2002) Measurement of radar properties of concrete for in situ structural elements. Insight , 44 (12). 756-758 . ISSN 1354-2575


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Interpretation of ground penetrating radar (GPR) surveys applied to concrete structures requires a prior knowledge of the dielectric properties of the concrete under investigation. Most GPR systems used for field investigations produce a broadband pulse, incorporating frequencies between 100 MHz to 1 GHz and above. A traditional laboratory method of measuring the dielectric properties of concrete at one particular frequency is to use a transmission line system. Measurements can be repeated over a range of discrete frequencies. However, this technique can only be used on special laboratory conditioned specimens. A novel method discussed in this paper uses a broadband GPR pulse, reflected from two discrete reinforcing bar targets within an in situ concrete slab to produce the dielectric properties of the concrete over the broadband spectrum of the antenna. Results of the two methods are compared and possible implications for field measurements are discussed.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Ground-penetrating radar (GPR), condrete structure, dielectric properties
Subjects:T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions:Civil Engineering
ID Code:6783
Deposited By: Dr. Amiruddin Shaari
Deposited On:10 Nov 2008 01:23
Last Modified:01 Jun 2010 15:47

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