FUNDAMENTALS OF FIELD SONISCOPE TESTING

THE SONISCOPE AS A LABORATORY INSTRUMENT FOR NON- DESTRUCTIVE TESTING OF CONCRETE HAS BEEN THE SUBJECT OF NUMEROUS PAPERS. ITS USES AND LIMITATIONS FOR THE FIELD TESTING OF CONCRETE, FOR WHICH IT WAS INTENDED, ARE NOT AS WELL KNOWN. THIS PAPER DESCRIBES SOME ASPECTS OF SUCH USE, BEING BASED ON A SERIES OF TESTS ON PIERS, ABUTMENTS, SLABS, AND OTHER CONCRETE MEMBERS. THE SIGNIFICANCE OF SOUND VELOCITIES IN VARIOUS MATERIALS ARE DISCUSSED, ALONG WITH THE ADDED INFORMATION THAT CAN BE SECURED FROM MEASUREMENT OF SIGNAL AMPLITUDE. SPECIAL TEST PATTERNS AND LAYOUTS FOR APPLYING THE TRANSDUCERS TO THE SURFACES BEING TESTED WILL OFTEN FACILITATE DATA INTERPRETATION. THESE VARY WITH THE DESIGN AND TYPE OF STRUCTURE UNDER TEST. PRACTICAL PROBLEMS OF SONISCOPE FIELD TESTING ARE DESCRIBED, INCLUDING PROCEDURES USED AND DIFFICULTIES ENCOUNTERED. INACCURACIES INTRODUCED BY COMPONENTS OF THIS COMPLEX ELECTRONIC INSTRUMENT ARE ALSO DISCUSSED. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 34, pp 379-386, 5 FIG, 7 REF
  • Authors:
    • Breuning, S M
    • Roggeveen, V J
  • Publication Date: 1955

Media Info

  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the Thirty-Fourth Annual Meeting of the Highway Research Board, Washington, D.C., January 11-14, 1955
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00213968
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jun 5 1972 12:00AM