The electromagnetic scattered field by a reinforced concrete structure is calculated by means of frequency-domain numerical simulations and by making use of the scattered-field formulation. The concrete pillar, used as supporting architectural element, is modelled as a parallelepiped shell made of concrete material inside which are present steel bars. In order to make the model simpler, the steel bars are supposed running parallel to the air-pillar interface. To excite the model, a linearly-polarized plane wave impinging normally respects the pillars surface, is adopted. We consider two different polarizations in order to determine the most useful in terms of scattered-field sensitivity. Moreover, a preliminary frequency sweep allows us to choose the most suitable operating frequency depending on the dimensions of the pillar cross-section, the steel bars cross-section and the concrete cover. All the three components of the scattered field are monitored along a line just above the interface air-pillar. The electromagnetic properties of the materials employed in this study are present in the literature and, since a frequency-domain technique is adopted, no further approximation is needed. The results obtained for different value of the concrete cover are compared with each other, with the goal of determining the scattered field dependency on the concrete cover thickness. Considering different concrete cover thickness we want obtain a electromagnetic method to obtain this useful parameter by observation of the scattered electromagnetic field. One of the practical applications in the field of Civil Engineering of this study may be the use of ground penetrating radar (GPR) techniques to monitor the thickness of the concrete that separates the metal bars embedded in the pillar from the outer surface. A correct distance is useful because the concrete cover serves as a protection against external agents avoiding corrosion of the bars that could prejudice the reinforced concrete; it ensure also and an optimal transmission and distribution of the forces of adhesion in the pillar.

Determination of concrete cover thickness in a reinforced concrete pillar by observation of the scattered electromagnetic field / Di Gregorio, P. P.; Frezza, F.; Mangini, F.; Pajewski, L.. - STAMPA. - 125:(2017), pp. 1-1. ((Intervento presentato al convegno EGU General Assembly 2017 tenutosi a Vienna; Austria nel 23-28 aprile.

Determination of concrete cover thickness in a reinforced concrete pillar by observation of the scattered electromagnetic field

P. P. Di Gregorio;F. Frezza;F. Mangini;L. Pajewski
2017

Abstract

The electromagnetic scattered field by a reinforced concrete structure is calculated by means of frequency-domain numerical simulations and by making use of the scattered-field formulation. The concrete pillar, used as supporting architectural element, is modelled as a parallelepiped shell made of concrete material inside which are present steel bars. In order to make the model simpler, the steel bars are supposed running parallel to the air-pillar interface. To excite the model, a linearly-polarized plane wave impinging normally respects the pillars surface, is adopted. We consider two different polarizations in order to determine the most useful in terms of scattered-field sensitivity. Moreover, a preliminary frequency sweep allows us to choose the most suitable operating frequency depending on the dimensions of the pillar cross-section, the steel bars cross-section and the concrete cover. All the three components of the scattered field are monitored along a line just above the interface air-pillar. The electromagnetic properties of the materials employed in this study are present in the literature and, since a frequency-domain technique is adopted, no further approximation is needed. The results obtained for different value of the concrete cover are compared with each other, with the goal of determining the scattered field dependency on the concrete cover thickness. Considering different concrete cover thickness we want obtain a electromagnetic method to obtain this useful parameter by observation of the scattered electromagnetic field. One of the practical applications in the field of Civil Engineering of this study may be the use of ground penetrating radar (GPR) techniques to monitor the thickness of the concrete that separates the metal bars embedded in the pillar from the outer surface. A correct distance is useful because the concrete cover serves as a protection against external agents avoiding corrosion of the bars that could prejudice the reinforced concrete; it ensure also and an optimal transmission and distribution of the forces of adhesion in the pillar.
EGU General Assembly 2017
ground penetrating radar (GPR); concrete; electromagnetic scattering
04 Pubblicazione in atti di convegno::04b Atto di convegno in volume
Determination of concrete cover thickness in a reinforced concrete pillar by observation of the scattered electromagnetic field / Di Gregorio, P. P.; Frezza, F.; Mangini, F.; Pajewski, L.. - STAMPA. - 125:(2017), pp. 1-1. ((Intervento presentato al convegno EGU General Assembly 2017 tenutosi a Vienna; Austria nel 23-28 aprile.
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