Ultrasonic wave reflection and resonant frequency measurements for monitoring early-age concrete

Jae Hong Kim, Surendra P. Shah, Zhihui Sun*, Hyo Gyoung Kwak

*Corresponding author for this work

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Various methods of nondestructive testing offer the opportunity to understand hydration of cement-based materials. In particular, the ultrasonic wave reflection method does not require access to two sides of a structural member and can be performed continuously and on site. This advantage is very significant when estimating the in situ compressive strength of early-age concrete. However, it is also necessary to understand which properties are measured by the ultrasonic wave reflection method and compare the measurements with other testing methods. This paper demonstrates the nature of these measurements with the wave reflection method by comparing the results of the other nondestructive testing method using resonant frequencies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)476-483
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Materials in Civil Engineering
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1 2009


  • Cements
  • Concrete
  • Measurement
  • Monitoring
  • Nondestructive tests
  • Resonance
  • Wave reflection
  • Waves

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials

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