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Quantitative Infrared Thermography for Quality Control of Concrete Structures Strengthened with FRP Composites

Published

Author(s)

M A. Starnes, Nicholas J. Carino, E A. Kausel

Abstract

The finite-element method is used to carry out parametric analyses on the thermal response of simulated defects in fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) laminates applied to a concrete substrate. The aim is to assess the potential for quantitative infrared thermography in not only detecting a flaw but also being able to describe its physical characteristics. Three parametric studies are presented, namely: 1) Relationship between the thermal input, the maximum signal, and the maximum surface temperature; 2) Effects of flaw depth and the number of FRP layers; and 3) Effect of flaw width. From these simulations, procedures are established for selecting the thermal input and estimating the flaw depth and width.
Proceedings Title
American Concrete Institute, International Conference | 5th | Innovations in Design with Emphasis on Seismic, Wind, and Environmental Loading: Quality Control and Innovations in Materials/Hot-Weather Concreting | ACI
Volume
No. 209
Conference Dates
December 1, 2002
Conference Location
Cancun, MX
Conference Title
ACI Special Publications

Keywords

Building technology, fiber reinforced polymer composites, finite element modeling, infrared thermography, nondestructive testing

Citation

Starnes, M. , Carino, N. and Kausel, E. (2002), Quantitative Infrared Thermography for Quality Control of Concrete Structures Strengthened with FRP Composites, American Concrete Institute, International Conference | 5th | Innovations in Design with Emphasis on Seismic, Wind, and Environmental Loading: Quality Control and Innovations in Materials/Hot-Weather Concreting | ACI, Cancun, MX (Accessed April 18, 2024)
Created December 1, 2002, Updated February 19, 2017