Evaluation studies on condition ranking of existing RCC ESRs in Amravati region using non-destructive modules
Author(s): Vaibhav S Umap and YRM Rao
Abstract: To properly maintain our public infrastructure, engineers and designers must learn different methods of inspection. An exhaustive review has been carried out for different aspects of non- destructive testing (NDT) adopted for RCC structures. NDT evaluates the remaining operation life of different components of structure. It provides an accurate diagnosis which allows prediction of extended life operation beyond the designed life. Different aspects are considered which includes condition assessment, durability, corrosion, condition ranking and service life of structures. In this work, several non-destructive inspection methods are evaluated, with the aim of identifying those, which are practical for detecting defects at early in the production sequence as possible. The methods used for carrying out non-destructive analysis used by different investigators are also discussed. Merits and demerits of each method are also stated. RCC structures considered are reinforced buildings ESRs, recently developed NDT techniques which are useful for prediction of performance of structure are also included.