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 language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Handbook on Nondestructive Testing of Concrete, Second Edition|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2003|
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