Damage detection in rebar-reinforced concrete beams based on time reversal of guided waves

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Mustapha, Samir; Ye, Lin; Lu, Ye; Li, Jianchun


2014-02-10


Journal Article


Structural Health Monitoring: An International Journal


13


4


347-358


The propagation properties of ultrasonic waves in rebar-reinforced concrete beams were investigated and their ability for damage identification was demonstrated. Rectangular piezoelectric ceramics were attached at the exposed ends of the rebar to monitor the wave transmission along the rebar with and without simulated corrosion, which was introduced in the form of partial removal of material from the rebar. Experimental testing demonstrated that the presence of concrete had a significant influence on the propagation characteristics of guided waves along the rebar. In consideration of the inevitable discrepancies in different concrete beams due to individual specimen preparation and sensor installation, the time reversal process was applied to identify the damage. A damage index was defined based on the correlation coefficient between the actuated and the reconstructed wave signals. Wavelet transform was applied to overcome the wave conversion difficulty and to reduce the noise in the captured wave signals. Damage of different sizes was introduced and then was correlated with the damage index. Enlarging the damage size resulted in an increase in the level of distortion in the reconstructed wave signals and consequently a higher damage index was obtained. The results demonstrate the efficiency of the time reversal process in identifying damage in rebar-reinforced concrete structures.


Data61; NICTA; Guided waves; Corrosion; Concrete; Time reversal process; Piezoelectric transducers


https://doi.org/10.1177/1475921714521268


English


nicta:7746


Mustapha, Samir; Ye, Lin; Lu, Ye; Li, Jianchun. Damage detection in rebar-reinforced concrete beams based on time reversal of guided waves. Structural Health Monitoring: An International Journal. 2014-02-10; 13(4):347-358. https://doi.org/10.1177/1475921714521268



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