GPR image analysis for corrosion mapping in concrete slabs

Kien Dinh, Tarek Zayed, Alexander Tarussov

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Abstract

The ground penetrating radar (GPR) has been considered for a long time as a potential nondestructive evaluation (NDE) technique for assessing condition of concrete slabs. Unfortunately, despite many advancements with respect to the hardware configuration, this technology is still of limited practice due to the limitation of current data analysis methods. Recently, a new data evaluation approach has been proposed. This approach is based on visual analysis of GPR profiles in order to interpret and map the condition of concrete slabs. Since the description of this method is not well documented and its accuracy has not been verified, the main aim of current research is to study and investigate these topics. While the research is on-going, this paper reports its initial result. Specifically, the paper presents a detailed procedure to assess and map GPR data of concrete slabs using image analysis. In addition, the limitations of current GPR data evaluation methods are also discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings, Annual Conference - Canadian Society for Civil Engineering
PublisherCanadian Society for Civil Engineering
Pages2131-2140
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013
Externally publishedYes
EventAnnual Conference of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering 2013: Know-How - Savoir-Faire, CSCE 2013 - Montreal, Canada
Duration: 29 May 20131 Jun 2013

Conference

ConferenceAnnual Conference of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering 2013: Know-How - Savoir-Faire, CSCE 2013
CountryCanada
CityMontreal
Period29/05/131/06/13

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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