FEASIBILITY OF EVALUATING THE PERFORMANCE OF FIBER REINFORCED PLASTIC (FRP) WRAPPED REINFORCED CONCRETE COLUMNS USING GROUND PENETRATING RADAR (GPR) AND INFRARED (IR) THERMOGRAPHY TECHNIQUES

The feasibility of using two nondestructive evaluation techniques, ground penetrating radar (GPR) and Infrared (IR) thermography, was recently attempted for assessing the performance of some fiber reinforced plastic (FRP) wrapped reinforced concrete columns on a bridge structure in Owego, New York. In addition, embedded instrumentation in the FRP wrapped columns is also being utilized for periodic monitoring of the columns. This paper discusses the findings of the IR and GRP feasibility surveys. It was concluded that both methods can be powerful tools for detecting and assessing various types of deterioration in FRP wrapped concrete columns. The GPR technique can be a useful tool for tracking progressive deterioration of the concrete within the FRP wrapped columns, particularly delaminations, provided a planned monitoring scheme is followed. The IR technique is very effective in detecting disbondment, blisters, and shallow defects (delaminations) in such components. Entrapped moisture between the wrap and the concrete can also be detected. However, defects located deep within the concrete may not be reliably detected using IR technique.

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    Technomic Publishing Company, Incorporated

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  • Authors:
    • Jackson, D
    • Islam, M
    • Alampalli, S
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  • Publication Date: 2000

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  • English

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  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 390-395

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  • Accession Number: 00793152
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 1566769493
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 9 2000 12:00AM