Book Chapter

Infrared Thermography for Detecting Subsurface Defects of Concrete Structures

Babar Nasim Khan Raja, Saeed Miramini, Colin Duffield, Lihai Zhang

Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering | Springer Singapore | Published : 2020

Abstract

Delamination is one of the serious types of deterioration in reinforced concrete structures. It could cause concrete spalling, exposed steel bars, and ultimately affects the structural integrity of concrete structures. Infrared thermography (IRT) is a non-destructive technique which could potentially detect the delamination by capturing thermal contrast (∆T) on concrete surface caused by the heat flow disruption within the concrete due to subsurface anomalies. However, the optimum time and environmental conditions for IRT data collection are still unclear. In this study, an experimentally validated numerical model was developed to investigate the effect of a range of environmental conditions..

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