Non-destructive tests (NDT) are test methods which are used to examine the hardened concrete structure for their suitability for its intended use without interfering in any way with the integrity of the material or its suitability for service. So, locating ...
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Applications and Importance of Non-destructive Tests on Concrete
Non-destructive tests (NDT) are widely used and play an important role in engineering projects including newly constructed and existing structures. For new structures, applications are mainly quality control or the resolution of doubts about the quality of materials or construction. ...
Liquid Penetrant Test on Concrete: Purpose, Procedure, and Applications
Liquid penetrant test, also known as dye penetrant inspection (DPI) or liquid penetrant inspection (LPI), is a non-destructive testing method that is used for detection of different types of cracks in concrete such as fatigue cracks, quench cracks, grinding cracks, overload cracks, ...
Radiographic Evaluation of Concrete
Radiographic evaluation of concrete involves the use of radiographic test on building elements to examine the internal condition of concrete. This test is capable of examining concrete members without causing any damages. It determines the location of reinforcing steels, voids ...
Types of Magnetic Concrete Cover Meter Equipment
There are several types of magnetic cover-meter equipment which are used to determine the thickness of reinforcement protector concrete. Commonly, these devices fall into nondestructive tests. Micro-cover meter, Pachometer, Profometer, NOVOTEST, and Cover Master are types of magnetic cover-meter tools. The ...
Penetration Resistance Test on Hardened Concrete – Purpose and Application
Penetration resistance tests on concrete offers a means of determining relative strengths of concrete in the same structure or different structures.
Magnetic Rebar Locator – Covermeter Test Applications and Precautions
Magnetic Rebar Locator (Covermeter) Test gives information about concrete cover to steel reinforcement using magnetic fields. Pachometer device is used to get information about location of reinforcement bars in concrete.
Planning In-Situ Testing of Concrete for Strength, Durability and Damages
In-situ testing of concrete for strength, durability, performance and damages includes tests to show conditions of concrete and location of these tests are discussed.