Ultrasonic Techniques for Determination and Monitoring Various Properties of Cementitious Materials at Early Ages

Ivan Gabrijel*, Stéphanie Staquet, Markus Krüger, Jérome Carette, Christian U. Grosse, Gregor Trtnik

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Abstract

Ultrasonic techniques have been developed worldwide aimed to determine and monitor various important properties of cement-based materials. In recent years, advances in computer and experimental equipment have allowed the development of advanced ultrasonic systems. This chapter describes principles of determination of various properties of cement-based materials using ultrasonic techniques. Advantages and limitations of these techniques are briefly presented and discussed. State-of-the-art form of the chapter gives other researchers a comprehensive overview of the developed ultrasonic procedures. Due to their clear physical basis, accuracy, and ease of use, ultrasonic techniques have a great potential to soon become standard testing techniques for determination of setting and other properties of fresh and early-age cement-based materials. The first steps in this direction have already been performed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSpringer Tracts in Civil Engineering
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer
Pages23-68
Number of pages46
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-39738-8
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-39737-1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 19 Feb 2020

Publication series

NameSpringer Tracts in Civil Engineering
ISSN (Print)2366-259X
ISSN (Electronic)2366-2603

Keywords

  • Cementitious materials
  • Hydration
  • Microstructure
  • Setting
  • Ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering

Fields of Expertise

  • Advanced Materials Science

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