Feasibility of reflectometry for nondestructive evaluation of prestressed concrete anchors

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College College of Engineering
Department Electrical & Computer Engineering
Creator Furse, Cynthia M.
Other Author Smith, P.; Diamond, M.
Title Feasibility of reflectometry for nondestructive evaluation of prestressed concrete anchors
Date 2009-11
Description Concrete dams and other large civil structures utilize steel cable anchors to improve strength and stability. Reflectometry methods that have been used for location of faults in electrical systems are examined as a possible method for location and quantization of possible deterioration on concrete anchors. This paper explores the feasibility of using electrical reflectometry methods for fault location on concrete anchors. Anchors must be electrically isolated from the surrounding structure, and the best results are obtained when tests can be made in situ over the lifespan of the anchor. Tests on 200 foot long anchors buried in wet sand confirm the possibility of using spectral time-domain reflectometry for location of full or perhaps partial anchor damage.
Type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Journal Title IEEE Sensors Journal
Volume 9
Issue 11
First Page 1322
Last Page 1329
DOI 10.1109/JSEN.2009.2019309
citatation_issn 1530-437X
Subject Concrete anchors; Steel cable anchors; Reflectometry; Nondestructive evaluation; Spectral time-domain reflectometry
Subject LCSH Prestressed concrete; Nondestructive testing
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Furse, C. M., Smith, P., & Diamond, M. (2008). Feasibility of reflectometry for nondestructive evaluation of prestressed concrete anchors. accepted to IEEE Journal of Sensors, 9(11), 1322-9.
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Date Modified 2021-05-06
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