Simulation of Microwave Properties of Mortar Cyclically Exposed to Saltwater
Microwave dielectric characterization methods are effective means for evaluating properties of materials and correlating them to their important physical, chemical and mechanical properties. For characterization purpose most materials are considered homogeneous and the measurement of the dielectric properties of homogenous materials is fairly straightforward. However, there are some materials, which are inhomogeneous in a preferred direction. Such materials may be encountered in many practical environments, for example cyclical salt/chloride ingress in a concrete structure results in a gradient of salt distribution inside the structure. Therefore, the problem of evaluating cyclical chloride/salt ingress in cement-based materials is under consideration here.
B. Akuthota et al., "Simulation of Microwave Properties of Mortar Cyclically Exposed to Saltwater," Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Structural Health Monitoring and Intelligent Infrastructure (2003, Tokyo, Japan), vol. 2, pp. 757-762, A.A. Balkema, Nov 2003.
1st International Conference on Structural Health Monitoring and Intelligent Infrastructure (2003: Nov. 13-15, Tokyo, Japan)
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
Cement Based Material; Microwave Dielectric Characterization; Microwave Property; Chlorine Compounds; Dielectric Properties; Materials; Mechanical Properties; Structural Health Monitoring; Characterization
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Article - Conference proceedings
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