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8 April 2010 Ultrasonic wave attenuation measurement for nondestructive evaluation of concrete
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Various nondestructive evaluation methods using the propagating velocity and attenuation of an ultrasonic wave have been studied. The ultrasonic wave attenuation is more sensitive on evaluating to damage assessment in the medium than the ultrasonic wave velocity method. In this paper, the nondestructive evaluation technique using self-compensating frequency response function is proposed to measure the quantitative ultrasonic wave attenuation on cement-based materials. The proposed technique is able to measure inherent attenuation of material, not its relative attenuation. In advance, the reproducibility and relevancy of proposed technique are validated by an experimental comparison of conventional measurement and proposed ultrasonic wave attenuation measurement on cement-based material. In addition, the ultrasonic attenuation measurements are able to characterize the size distribution and volume fraction of entrained air voids in cement-based materials.
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Hong Jae Yim, Jae Hong Kim, and Hyo-Gyoung Kwak "Ultrasonic wave attenuation measurement for nondestructive evaluation of concrete", Proc. SPIE 7649, Nondestructive Characterization for Composite Materials, Aerospace Engineering, Civil Infrastructure, and Homeland Security 2010, 76491V (8 April 2010);

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