STATE-OF-THE-ART OF NON-DESTRUCTIVE TESTING METHODS FOR DETERMINING THE STATE OF A TUNNEL LINING

This report describes various methods of non-destructive testing for tunnel linings, based on information presented to and contributed by members of the ITA Working Group on Maintenance and Repair of Tunnels. The report defines the requirements for non-destructive testing methods, and briefly describes and compares various methods, including mechanical oscillation techniques, radiation techniques, electric and electronic techniques, and optical techniques. Georadar, thermography and multispectral analysis, as applied for high-speed investigation work, are considered in detail. The authors discuss results of tests performed by the German research organisation STUVA, relating to rapid inspection of tunnel linings. The report includes descriptions of the types of investigations carried out in eight countries. (A)

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  • Authors:
    • Haack, A
    • Schreyer, J
    • JACKEL, G
  • Publication Date: 1995-10

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00715881
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Jan 31 1996 12:00AM