STATE-OF-THE-ART FACILITY FOR NON-DESTRUCTIVE TESTING OF CONCRETE INFRASTRUCTURE (N-DETECT)

Grant number: LE140100053 | Funding period: 2014 - 2015

Completed

Abstract

There are many recent examples around the world where ageing concrete infrastructure has led to catastrophic failures with loss of life and severe damage to infrastructure. Non destructive testing (NDT) gives a reliable method to provide an accurate assessment of the condition of a structure. However NDT requires an understanding of the various methods available, and their capabilities and limitations, through systematic research projects. Very little research has been done in Australia and overseas in this area due to lack of facilities. This state-of-the-art testing equipment will provide Australian institutions with a cutting edge facility with portable equipment for NDT related research.