Integrity Testing of Concrete Elements Using Surface Waves

by B. R. Bowen, Univ of Texas at Austin, Austin, United States,
J. M. Roesset, Univ of Texas at Austin, Austin, United States,
K. H. Stokoe, II, Univ of Texas at Austin, Austin, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Engineering Mechanics

Abstract: The Spectral Analysis of Surface Waves (SASW) method is a nondestructive testing procedure which has been extensively used to determine in situ the elastic moduli of soils and pavements (for low levels of strain) and their variation with depth. In the work described in this paper, the applicability of the SASW method to assess the quality of concrete in the members of a structure and to identify cracks in concrete members was investigated. The results of a number of analytical and experimental studies on small scale beams are presented.

Subject Headings: Surface waves | Finite element method | Elastic analysis | Soil analysis | Spectral analysis | Wave spectrum | Field tests | Concrete

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