Digital laminography assessment of the damage in concrete exposed to freezing temperatures

Abstract
The research explores the possibility of using digital laminography as a non-destructive inspection X-ray method to image the damage existing in concrete exposed to low temperatures. Freezing-thawing and scaling tests were performed and digital laminography was used to determine the degree of damage existing inside the concrete samples. First, digital laminography was performed on the concrete sample and then a visual inspection was done by slicing the sample after it was vacuum-impregnated with epoxy in order to compare the differences in crack width. © 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Citation
Wakimoto K, Blunt J, Carlos C, Monteiro PJM, Ostertag CP, et al. (2008) Digital laminography assessment of the damage in concrete exposed to freezing temperatures. Cement and Concrete Research 38: 1232–1245. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cemconres.2008.05.003.

Acknowledgements
Paulo Monteiro wishes to thank the support given by KAUST.

Publisher
Elsevier BV

Journal
Cement and Concrete Research

DOI
10.1016/j.cemconres.2008.05.003

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