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Title: Ultrasonic linear array validation via concrete test blocks

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) comparatively evaluated the ability of a number of NDE techniques to generate an image of the volume of 6.5′ X 5.0′ X 10″ concrete specimens fabricated at the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) NDE Validation Facility in Gainesville, Florida. These test blocks were fabricated to test the ability of various NDE methods to characterize various placements and sizes of rebar as well as simulated cracking and non-consolidation flaws. The first version of the ultrasonic linear array device, MIRA [version 1], was one of 7 different NDE equipment used to characterize the specimens. This paper deals with the ability of this equipment to determine subsurface characterizations such as reinforcing steel relative size, concrete thickness, irregularities, and inclusions using Kirchhoff-based migration techniques. The ability of individual synthetic aperture focusing technique (SAFT) B-scan cross sections resulting from self-contained scans are compared with various processing, analysis, and interpretation methods using the various features fabricated in the specimens for validation. The performance is detailed, especially with respect to the limitations and implications for evaluation of a thicker, more heavily reinforced concrete structures.
Authors:
;  [1] ;  [2] ;  [3]
  1. University of Minnesota Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering 500 Pillsbury Drive S.E. Minneapolis, MN 55455-0116 (United States)
  2. Lynch and Ferraro Engineering, Inc., 2570 Greenhill Way, Oviedo, FL 32765 (United States)
  3. Oak Ridge National Laboratory (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22391268
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1650; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: 41. Annual Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation, Boise, ID (United States), 20-25 Jul 2014; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; APERTURES; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; CRACKING; FOCUSING; IMAGES; INCLUSIONS; NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING; PERFORMANCE; REINFORCED CONCRETE; STEELS; VALIDATION