Monitoring ageing of alkali resistant glass fiber reinforced cement (GRC) using guided ultrasonic waves

J. N. Eiras, U. Amjad, E. Mahmoudabadi, J. Payá, M. Bonilla, Tribikram Kundu

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Abstract

Glass fiber reinforced cement (GRC) is a Portland cement based composite with alkali resistant (AR) glass fibers. The main drawback of this material is the ageing of the reinforcing fibers with time and especially in presence of humidity in the environment. Until now only destructive methods have been used to evaluate the durability of GRC. In this study ultrasonic guided wave inspection of plate shaped specimens has been carried out. The results obtained here show that acoustic signatures are capable of discerning ageing in GRC. Therefore, the ultrasonic guided wave based inspection technique is a promising method for the nondestructive evaluation of the durability of the GRC.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume8695
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
EventSPIE Conference on Health Monitoring of Structural and Biological Systems 2013 - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Mar 11 2013Mar 14 2013

Other

OtherSPIE Conference on Health Monitoring of Structural and Biological Systems 2013
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period3/11/133/14/13

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Ultrasonic Wave
Guided Waves
Guided electromagnetic wave propagation
Ultrasonic waves
Alkalies
ultrasonic radiation
glass fibers
cements
Glass fibers
alkalies
Cements
Aging of materials
Fiber
Monitoring
durability
Durability
inspection
ultrasonics
Inspection
reinforcing fibers

Keywords

  • Glass fiber reinforced cement
  • GRC
  • Guided ultrasonic waves
  • NDE

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Eiras, J. N., Amjad, U., Mahmoudabadi, E., Payá, J., Bonilla, M., & Kundu, T. (2013). Monitoring ageing of alkali resistant glass fiber reinforced cement (GRC) using guided ultrasonic waves. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 8695). [86950Q] https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2008984

Monitoring ageing of alkali resistant glass fiber reinforced cement (GRC) using guided ultrasonic waves. / Eiras, J. N.; Amjad, U.; Mahmoudabadi, E.; Payá, J.; Bonilla, M.; Kundu, Tribikram.

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 8695 2013. 86950Q.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Eiras, JN, Amjad, U, Mahmoudabadi, E, Payá, J, Bonilla, M & Kundu, T 2013, Monitoring ageing of alkali resistant glass fiber reinforced cement (GRC) using guided ultrasonic waves. in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. vol. 8695, 86950Q, SPIE Conference on Health Monitoring of Structural and Biological Systems 2013, San Diego, CA, United States, 3/11/13. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2008984
Eiras JN, Amjad U, Mahmoudabadi E, Payá J, Bonilla M, Kundu T. Monitoring ageing of alkali resistant glass fiber reinforced cement (GRC) using guided ultrasonic waves. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 8695. 2013. 86950Q https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2008984
Eiras, J. N. ; Amjad, U. ; Mahmoudabadi, E. ; Payá, J. ; Bonilla, M. ; Kundu, Tribikram. / Monitoring ageing of alkali resistant glass fiber reinforced cement (GRC) using guided ultrasonic waves. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 8695 2013.
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