Improving Non-Destructive Concrete Strength Tests Using Support Vector Machines

  title={Improving Non-Destructive Concrete Strength Tests Using Support Vector Machines},
  author={Yi-Fan Shih and Yu-Ren Wang and Kuo-Liang Lin and Chin-Wen Chen},
Non-destructive testing (NDT) methods are important alternatives when destructive tests are not feasible to examine the in situ concrete properties without damaging the structure. The rebound hammer test and the ultrasonic pulse velocity test are two popular NDT methods to examine the properties of concrete. The rebound of the hammer depends on the hardness of the test specimen and ultrasonic pulse travelling speed is related to density, uniformity, and homogeneity of the specimen. Both of… CONTINUE READING
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