The ultrasonic pulse velocity method

Tarun R. Naik, V. Mohan Malhotra, John S. Popovics

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


The ultrasonic pulse velocity method has been used successfully to evaluate the quality of concrete for more than 60 years. This method can be used for detecting internal cracking and other defects as well as changes in concrete such as deterioration due to aggressive chemical environment and freezing and thawing. By using the pulse velocity method it is also possible to estimate the strength of concrete test specimens and in-place concrete.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbook on Nondestructive Testing of Concrete, Second Edition
PublisherCRC Press
ISBN (Electronic)9781420040050
ISBN (Print)9780849314858
StatePublished - Jan 1 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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