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A non-destructive technique for health assessment of fire-damaged concrete elements using terrestrial laser scanning

Mukupa, Wallace; Roberts, Gethin Wyn; Hancock, Craig M.; Al-Manasir, Khalil

Authors

Gethin Wyn Roberts

Craig M. Hancock

Khalil Al-Manasir



Abstract

Concrete structures are routinely monitored to detect changes in their characteristics in the field of engineering surveying and other disciplines such as structural and civil engineering. There is growing demand for the development of reliable Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) techniques for concrete structures in the assessment of the deteriorating condition of infrastructures or in an event of fire-damaged structures. In this paper, the feasibility of using Terrestrial Laser Scanning (TLS) technology for change detection and assessment of fire-damaged concrete has been investigated through measurements and analysis of laboratory size concrete specimens that underwent heating up to 1000°C. The TLS technique employed in detecting fire-damaged concrete involved modelling and analysis of the TLS intensity returns as well as RGB image analysis. The results obtained clearly demonstrate the feasibility of using TLS to detect fire-damaged concrete. Although the laser scanners used in the study have different wavelengths, the results obtained in both cases are promising for a detection technique of fire-damaged concrete structures.

Citation

Mukupa, W., Roberts, G. W., Hancock, C. M., & Al-Manasir, K. (2016). A non-destructive technique for health assessment of fire-damaged concrete elements using terrestrial laser scanning. Journal of Civil Structural Health Monitoring, 6(4), https://doi.org/10.1007/s13349-016-0188-1

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jul 27, 2016
Online Publication Date Aug 9, 2016
Publication Date Sep 30, 2016
Deposit Date Nov 2, 2016
Publicly Available Date Nov 2, 2016
Journal Journal of Civil Structural Health Monitoring
Print ISSN 2190-5452
Electronic ISSN 2190-5452
Publisher Springer Verlag
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 6
Issue 4
DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/s13349-016-0188-1
Keywords Terrestrial laser scanning, Fire-damaged concrete, Assessment, Change detection
Public URL http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/38452
Publisher URL http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13349-016-0188-1
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/end_user_agreement.pdf
Additional Information The final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13349-016-0188-1

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