Nondestructive testing of mortar specimens using the microwave free-space method


Kharkovsky S., Atis C.

JOURNAL OF MATERIALS IN CIVIL ENGINEERING, vol.15, no.2, pp.200-204, 2003 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1061/(asce)0899-1561(2003)15:2(200)
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF MATERIALS IN CIVIL ENGINEERING
  • Page Numbers: pp.200-204

Abstract

The results of nondestructive testing of mortar specimens using a simple and inexpensive microwave measurement system are presented. Temporal dependencies of amplitude of reflection and transmission coefficients at x band for the specimens made with different water-to-cement ratio (w/c) are given. It is shown that there is a strong correlation between the measured results and w/c. The results also demonstrate the influence of curing conditions and the effects of aging.