A MODAL PARAMETER BASED TECHNIQUE TO INSPECT WELDED REINFORCEMENT SPLICES DURING CONSTRUCTION: Mechanics and Materials Center, Texas A&M University for California Department of Transportation Engineering Service Center and Federal Highway Administration under contract 55090CE FHWA/CA/Tl Final Report

Norris Stubbs, R. W. Bolton, S. Park, S. Choi, E. Miller, A. H. Price

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This report describes a study which investigated the technical feasibility of using a modal parameter based technique, also known as the Damage Index Method, to quantitatively evaluate welded reinforcement splices during the construction process. This method of non-destructive damage evaluation, was able to detect flaws in a reinforcement bar as small as 1/32 inch in depth. It was also shown that good agreement exists between the predicted strengths of the welds and the strength that was measured in the laboratory.
UdgivelsesstedCollege Station, TX
Antal sider223
StatusUdgivet - 2000
Udgivet eksterntJa

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Publication Date: June 2000 Mechanics and Materials Center, Texas A&M University, College Station TX Remarks: TEES contract 32525-55090CE FHWA/CA/Tl-2000/08