Special Issue "Non-destructive Testing Methods in Surfaces Analysis of Reinforced Concrete Structures"
A special issue of Coatings (ISSN 2079-6412).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2023) | Viewed by 1129
Interests: application of wave propagation methods in damage detection and evaluation; damage detection in rein-forced concrete structures and composite materials; active thermography; composite materials and structures; soft computing; structural health monitoring; nondestructive testing
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Interests: application of wave propagation methods in damage detection and evaluation; damage detection in reinforced concrete structures and composite materials; digital image correlation; structural dynamics; civil engineering structures; soft computing; structural health monitoring; nondestructive testing
For many years, structural health monitoring (SHM) has been a very important aspect of scientific works and different engineering applications, including in the construction industry.
Although SHM issues and the related nondestructive testing (NDT) methods were initially mainly concerned with aerospace applications and metal or composite materials, concrete structures have also recently been monitored. For this, both established methods as well as new developed techniques are used.
There are effective methods for detecting surface damage to concrete elements, whatever their origin. These methods are able to successfully detect and monitor the development and propagation of cracks resulting from material degradation as well as the exceeding of acceptable loads. NDT techniques are also available to detect damage resulting from the chemical degradation of concrete and corrosion of reinforcements. Effective approaches are being developed to monitor structures that, having been in operation for a long time, require special attention, as well as new structures often characterized by complex geometries with ambitious and original architectural projects. A separate group of applications for NDT-SHM methods are represented by reinforced concrete structures with composite bars, which are gaining increased popularity.
The aim of this Special Issue is to bring together researchers studying and developing NDT-SHM methods focused on applications in reinforced concrete, both at the material and at the structure scale. It is expected that this Special Issue will provide new information on the application of NDT to a wide variety of structures (bridges, reinforced concrete frame structures, dams, reinforced concrete tanks, etc.) in the fields of Civil Engineering and Architecture. Original research papers, experimental and numerical studies and reviews be showcased in this Special Issue. We look forward to receiving your contributions.
Dr. Michał Jurek
Prof. Dr. Mariaenrica Frigione
Dr. Dominika Ziaja
Assistant Guest Editor
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- structural health monitoring
- nondestructive testing
- reinforced concrete structures
- composite reinforcement
- elastic waves
- acoustic emission
- active thermography
- digital image correlation