Technical and Financial Impact of Nondestructive Testing

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Title: Technical and Financial Impact of Nondestructive Testing

Author(s): Richard A. Muenow

Publication: Special Publication

Volume: 128

Issue:

Appears on pages(s): 115-134

Keywords: bridges (structures); computer programs; nondestructive tests; nuclear power plants; office buildings; parking facilities; resonant frequency; ultrasonic tests; General

Date: 11/1/1991

Abstract:
The pulse-echo method, the impulse-radar method, and the resonant-frequency test technique will provide accurate data relative to the physical and mechanical characteristics of in situ concrete and embedded reinforcement steel. These methods can be applied in combination or individually, dependent on the project application. Engineering data obtained from nondestructive (NDT) test procedures and enhanced by computer-analysis techniques are used in a wide variety of field inspection applications.