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2011 (Vol. 3, Issue: 06)
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Non-Destructive Evaluation of Concrete using Ultrasonic Pulse Velocity

I. Lawson, K.A. Danso, H.C. Odoi, C.A. Adjei, F.K. Quashie, I.I. Mumuni and I.S. Ibrahim
Corresponding Author:  Isaac Lawson 

Key words:  Compressive strength, concrete properties, non-destructive evaluation, testing concrete, ultrasonics, water cement ratios,
Vol. 3 , (06): 499-504
Submitted Accepted Published
2011 February, 10 2011 May, 13 2011 June, 25

Ultrasonic pulse velocity is one of the most popular non-destructive techniques used in the assessment of concrete properties. This article investigates the relationship between Ultrasonic Pulse Velocity (UPV) and the compressive strength of concrete. The specimens used in the studies were made of concrete with a paste content of 18% and the constituents of the specimens varied in different water-cement ratios (w/c). The UPV measurement and compressive strength tests were carried out at the concrete age of 2, 7, 15 and 28 days. The UPV and the compressive strength of concrete increase with age, but the growth rate varies with mixture proportion. A relationship curve is drawn between UPV and compressive strength for concrete having different w/c from 0.35 to 0.7.
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I. Lawson, K.A. Danso, H.C. Odoi, C.A. Adjei, F.K. Quashie, I.I. Mumuni and I.S. Ibrahim, 2011. Non-Destructive Evaluation of Concrete using Ultrasonic Pulse Velocity.  Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology, 3(06): 499-504.
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