Title

Characterization of Corroded Reinforced Steel Bars by Active Microwave Thermography

Abstract

Detection and characterization of corrosion on steel is important in the transportation and infrastructure industries. Many nondestructive testing (NDT) methods have been applied to this inspection need. To overcome the existing limitations of traditional NDT methods, integrated NDT techniques have also been developed. To this end, the integration of microwave and thermography, referred to as active microwave thermography (AMT), is proposed as a potential NDT tool for detection and characterization of corrosion on steel bars. This method utilizes microwave energy to provide heat excitation. Subsequently, a thermal camera is used to monitor the thermal surface profile. This paper presents preliminary simulations and measurements of AMT as a potential method for corrosion detection and characterization.

Department(s)

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Active Microwave Thermography (AMT); Microwave Nondestructive Testing (NDT); Bars (Metal); Characterization; Corrosion; Dielectric Heating; Reinforcement; Steel Testing; Thermography (Temperature Measurement); Infrastructure Industry; Microwave Energies; Microwave Non-Destructive Testing; Potential Methods; Reinforcing Steel Bar (Rebar); Simulations And Measurements

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

189456

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2015 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), All rights reserved.

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