8 March 2014 3D mapping of reinforcement and tendon ducts on pre-stressed concrete bridges by means of Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR)
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The present study evaluates the potential of GPR for the inspection of pre-stressed concrete bridges and its usefulness to provide non visible information of the interior structural geometry and condition, required for strengthening and rehabilitation purposes. For that purpose, different concrete blocks of varying dimensions with embedded steel reinforcement bars, tendon ducts and fabricated voids, were prepared and tested by means of GPR in a controlled laboratory environment. 2D data acquisition was carried out in reflection mode along single profile lines of the samples in order to locate the internal structural elements. 3D surveys were also performed in a grid format both along horizontal and vertical lines, and the individual profiles collected were interpolated and further processed using a 3D reconstruction software, in order to provide a detailed insight into the concrete structure. The obtained 2D profiles provided the accurate depth and position of the embedded rebars and tendon ducts, verifying the original drawings. 3D data cubes were created enabling the presentation of depth slices and providing additional information such as shape and localization of the internal elements. The results obtained from this work showed the effectiveness and reliability of the GPR technique for pre-stressed concrete bridge investigations.
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E. Cheilakou, E. Cheilakou, P. Theodorakeas, P. Theodorakeas, M. Koui, M. Koui, C. Zeris, C. Zeris, } "3D mapping of reinforcement and tendon ducts on pre-stressed concrete bridges by means of Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR)", Proc. SPIE 9062, Smart Sensor Phenomena, Technology, Networks, and Systems Integration 2014, 90620W (8 March 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2046354; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2046354
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