RESEARCH ON NEW PHYSICAL METHODS IN CIVIL ENGINEERING

RECHERCHE DE NOUVELLES METHODES PHYSIQUES POUR LE GENIE CIVIL

TO CONDUCT A SYSTEMATIC STUDY OF THE PHYSICAL METHODS APPLICABLE TO THE CIVIL ENGINEERING FIELD, WHICH ARE NOT USED IN THE LPC NETWORK (ROAD AND BRIDGE LABORATORY NETWORK), TAKING INTO ACCOUNT THE NEEDS OF EACH DIVISION. TO CONTINUE SOME RESEARCH ON PHYSICS ALREADY STARTED IN SOME DIVISIONS. IN 1976, IT IS ENVISAGED: (1) TO DEFINE FEASIBILITY STUDIES OF SOME PHYSICAL METHODS (2) TO CONDUCT A FEASIBILITY STUDY OF INFRA-RED TECHNIQUES (3)TO REVIEW THE BASIS OF ACOUSTIC BIREFRINGENCE METHODS AND, MORE GENERALLY, THE NON-DESTRUCTIVE DYNAMIC TESTING OF CONCRETE SIMULTANEOUSLY AS THE TESTING EQUIPMENT.