Masters Theses

Title

Detection, characterization and modeling of stress-induced cracks in cement-based materials using open-ended rectangular waveguides

Abstract

"In this study, the potential of microwave NDT & E techniques employing open-ended rectangular waveguide probes for surface-breaking and internal crack detection in cement-based materials is investigated. Electromagnetic modeling of microwave probe response to a defect is an important aspect for optimal detection and characterization of a defect. The goal of this investigation is to develop a forward model to simulate the open-ended rectangular waveguide probe response to a crack in a cement-based material given the crack dimensions and material properties. This thesis presents a set of experimental results and the comparison between the measurements and the simulations performed using the developed electromagnetic model"--Abstract, leaf iii.

Department(s)

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Electrical Engineering

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

Fall 2004

Pagination

xi, 83 leaves

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 72-74).

Rights

© 2004 Jagadish Nadakuduti, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Citation

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Plasma waveguides
Concrete -- Cracking
Concrete construction
Nondestructive testing

Thesis Number

T 8674

Print OCLC #

70284167

Link to Catalog Record

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http://laurel.lso.missouri.edu/record=b5587588~S5

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