Impact-echo techniques for evaluation of concrete structures

Odile Abraham, John S. Popovics

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A summary of the history of the development of the impact-echo non-destructive test method is presented and the basic physical phenomena underlying the method are described in relation to nondestructive evaluation of concrete. Approaches to the data analysis and signal processing techniques, including time and frequency domain processing, are described. The equipment required and classical measurement configurations are outlined. Finally, classical applications of the impact-echo method are summarized.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNon-Destructive Evaluation of Reinforced Concrete Structures
Subtitle of host publicationNon-Destructive Testing Methods
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages24
ISBN (Print)9781845699505
StatePublished - Jul 2010


  • Concrete
  • Data processing
  • Impact-echo
  • Non-destructive evaluation (NDE)
  • Non-destructive testing (NDT)
  • Ultrasound
  • Vibration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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