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Appl. Sci. 2018, 8(9), 1609; https://doi.org/10.3390/app8091609

Correlation between Coda Wave and Stresses in Uni-Axial Compression Concrete

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School of Civil Engineering, Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing 100044, China
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Research Institute of Highway Ministry of Transport, Beijing 100088, China
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School of Civil Engineering, Chongqing Jiaotong University, Chongqing 400074, China
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Received: 29 July 2018 / Revised: 6 September 2018 / Accepted: 7 September 2018 / Published: 11 September 2018
(This article belongs to the Section Acoustics and Vibrations)
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Stresses in structures are usually converted by measured strains based on corresponding constitutive relations of materials. However, it is difficult to determine the constitutive relation of the material accurately, which leads to significant uncertainty of the converted stresses. This paper proposed a method to estimate the stresses in concrete by using the coda wave interference technique and established a model to describe the relation between the deformation of microcracks and the sound velocity. Based on the experiments, the development law of the coda waves with different frequencies of sound signal propagating in concrete was verified and discussed, and the change of the coda wave velocity during the loading and unloading of the specimen was tested. Parameters involved in the established model were regressed according to the experimental data. The analysis results show that the method can be used to test concrete stress and has a desirable accuracy. View Full-Text
Keywords: coda wave interferometry; concrete; stress; microcracks coda wave interferometry; concrete; stress; microcracks
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Zhang, J.; Han, B.; Xie, H.-B.; Zhu, L.; Zheng, G.; Wang, W. Correlation between Coda Wave and Stresses in Uni-Axial Compression Concrete. Appl. Sci. 2018, 8, 1609.

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