Loughborough University
Leicestershire, UK
LE11 3TU
+44 (0)1509 222222
Loughborough University

Centre for Innovative and Collaborative Construction Engineering

2003

Dr Matthew Ing

Thesis

Detection of Reinforcement Corrosion by an Acoustic Technique

Project Title

Detection of Reinforcement Corrosion by an Acoustic Technique

Company

Balfour Beatty

Supervisors

Academic:
Professor SA Austin
Dr R Lyons

Industrial:
Mr J Findlay

Director of Research:
Dr CJ Anumba

Research Period

1999 - 2003

Detection of Reinforcement Corrosion by an Acoustic Technique

Context/Background

Corrosion of reinforced concrete structures is severely affecting durability of concrete structures in the UK and abroad. An adaptive method is required which is able to detect and evaluate corrosion at an early stage.

Aims and Objectives

  • Creating a viable corrosion detection system to detect and evaluate corrosion in reinforced structures.
  • Objectives will be achieved through laboratory testing of sample and field testing existing corroding structures.

Method and Current Status

Review of electrochemical and physical processes of corrosion, and current corrosion detection techniques.

Benefits/Expected Outcomes

A viable NDT corrosion detection technique capable of evaluating corrosion accurately within a reasonable time period.

Ing, M., Austin, S., Lyons, R., (2003). Condition Monitoring of Reinforced Concrete Structures at Risk from Reinforcement Corrosion, Innovative Developments in Architecture, Engineering and Construction, Ed. C.J.Anumba, pp. 215-226, ISBN 90-5966-008-0.
https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/dspace-jspui/handle/2134/5015

Ing, M., et al., (2004). Determining the corrosion state of steel reinforcement in concrete. Corrosion management, no.59, pp. 12-15.
https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/dspace-jspui/handle/2134/6001

Ing, M., Austin, S. A. and Lyons, R., (2004). Electrochemical behaviour of steel reinforced concrete during accelerated corrosion testing. Corrosion, 60 (2), pp 203 - 212.
https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/dspace-jspui/handle/2134/4266

Ing, M., Austin, S. A. and Lyons, R., (2005). Cover zone properties influencing acousitc emission due to corrosion. Cement and concrete research, 35 (2), pp 284- 295 [doi:10.1016/j.cemconres.2004.05.006].
https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/dspace-jspui/handle/2134/3877

Ing, M., Lyons, R., and Austin, S., (2005). Influence of diurnal and seasonal temperature variations on the detection of corrosion in reinforced concrete by acoustic emission. Corrosion Science, 47 (2), pp. 413-433 [doi:10.1016/j.corsci.2004.06.010].
https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/dspace-jspui/handle/2134/3892

Ing, M., Austin, S.A. And Lyons, R., Risk-based investigation of steel reinforcement corrosion using the AeCORR technique, Proc 3rd Int. Conf. Emerging Technologies in NDT, 3rd Int. Conf. Emerging Technologies in NDT, Thessaloniki, Greece, 2003, pp.
https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/dspace-jspui/handle/2134/5007

Ing, M.J., Austin, S.A. and Lyons, R., (2003). Condition monitoring of reinforced concrete structures at risk from reinforcement corrosion. IN: Anumba, C.J. (ed.). Innovative Developments in Architecture, Engineering and Construction : Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Innovation in Architecture, Engineering and Construction. Loughborough, UK, June 25-27, 2003. Rotterdam : Millpress Science Publishers, pp. 215-226.
https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/dspace-jspui/handle/2134/5015

 

 

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