Special Issue "Non-destructive Testing of Materials in Civil Engineering"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2019).
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
Interests: non-destructive testing of building materials and elements; ultrasonic tomography in civil engineering; analysis of the CT images obtained with ultrasound; computer knowledge representation of building materials and elements using non-destructive testing
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The current trend in the development of non-destructive testing in civil engineering is mainly for the detection of flaws and defects in concrete elements and structures, and acoustic methods predominate in this field. Much attention has been devoted to acoustic techniques because they have been greatly developed in recent years and there is a clear trend towards acquiring information about a tested element or structure from acoustic signals processed by proper software using complex data analysis algorithms. Another trend in the development of nondestructive techniques is towards assessing characteristics other than strength in elements or structures, particularly the ones made of concrete or reinforced concrete.
As in medicine, the trend is towards designing test equipment that allows one to obtain a picture of the inside of the tested element. Increasingly, more often the offered apparatus is equipped with software based on sophisticated mathematical algorithms and artificial intelligence, which makes advanced analysis of the test results possible.
This Special Issue is open to new advances in non-destructive testing of materials in civil engineering, involving:
- detecting defects invisible on the surface,
- estimating the depth of cracks,
- determining the dimensions of elements accessible from one side only
- 2D and 3D imaging of reinforcement distribution in elements.
Prof. Krzysztof Schabowicz
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- non-destructive testing
- acoustic methods
- building materials
- building elements