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Acoustic emission investigation of marine corrosion-induced and external load-induced cracking of concrete

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Date Issued:
1991
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The acoustic emission investigations reported herein are divided into two experimental sets. In the first, the concrete specimens were stressed internally, and the resulting acoustic emissions were monitored. In the second, specimens were subjected to fracture mechanics tests and simultaneously studied for AE signals. For both sets, two kinds of concrete were studied--regular concrete and concrete containing fly ash. The specimens were stressed internally by subjecting them to an accelerated state of corrosion in a marine environment. The corroded specimens were then tested for impact and flexural strengths to study the effect of fly ash replacement on rebar corrosion in a marine environment, and to ascertain any correlation between the monitored AE signals and residual strength. Furthermore, an attempt was made to predict the remaining life of the specimens. For the externally stressed specimens, AE was used to determine the load at initiation of unstable crack propagation terms of ultimate load. These tests have immediate and relevant applications to field problems.
Title: Acoustic emission investigation of marine corrosion-induced and external load-induced cracking of concrete.
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Name(s): Sailappan, R. N.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Reddy, Dronnadula V., Thesis advisor
College of Engineering and Computer Science
Department of Ocean and Mechanical Engineering
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 1991
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 127 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: The acoustic emission investigations reported herein are divided into two experimental sets. In the first, the concrete specimens were stressed internally, and the resulting acoustic emissions were monitored. In the second, specimens were subjected to fracture mechanics tests and simultaneously studied for AE signals. For both sets, two kinds of concrete were studied--regular concrete and concrete containing fly ash. The specimens were stressed internally by subjecting them to an accelerated state of corrosion in a marine environment. The corroded specimens were then tested for impact and flexural strengths to study the effect of fly ash replacement on rebar corrosion in a marine environment, and to ascertain any correlation between the monitored AE signals and residual strength. Furthermore, an attempt was made to predict the remaining life of the specimens. For the externally stressed specimens, AE was used to determine the load at initiation of unstable crack propagation terms of ultimate load. These tests have immediate and relevant applications to field problems.
Identifier: 14700 (digitool), FADT14700 (IID), fau:11491 (fedora)
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): College of Engineering and Computer Science
Thesis (M.S.)--Florida Atlantic University, 1991.
Subject(s): Acoustic emission testing
Concrete--Corrosion
Concrete--Cracking
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