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A prototype of an electromagnetic induction sensor for non destructive estimation of the presence of corrosive chemicals ensuing concrete corrosion

Mamun, Kabir and Deo, Ravin N. and Islam, F.M Rabiul and Pota, Hemanshu R. and Chand, Aneesh A. and Prasad, Kushal A. and Cakacaka, Aisake (2019) A prototype of an electromagnetic induction sensor for non destructive estimation of the presence of corrosive chemicals ensuing concrete corrosion. Sensors, 19 (9). pp. 1959-1970. ISSN 1424-8220

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    Abstract

    The corrosion of steel reinforcement in concrete often leads to huge unbudgeted expenses for maintaining, monitoring and renovating an infrastructure. This is mainly due to the presence of salts or chemical chlorides that pose a danger to the concrete structures. The determination of the existence of these corrosive salts is vital for defining the service life of concrete. This research looked at developing an electromagnetic induction (EMI) sensor for the detection of corrosive salts. The first design adopted a single-loop coil (SLC) concept, and the second was based on a multiple-loop coil (MLC) one using copper wire. Tests were conducted on these two techniques, and with the results obtained, the latter seemed more promising; thus, a prototype sensor was developed using the MLC concept. As this new prototype sensor was able to detect the manifestation of chemical contents in a concrete structure, it could be used as a non-destructive evaluation (NDE) technique for the detection of corrosive chemicals in concrete and has the further possibility of detecting corrosion in concrete.

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
    T Technology > TH Building construction
    Divisions: Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) > School of Engineering and Physics
    Depositing User: Mr. Aneesh A. Chand
    Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2019 14:33
    Last Modified: 17 Jul 2019 15:45
    URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/11622
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