Damage analysis of Reinforced Concrete Beams using Piezoelectric Sensors
G. Ganesh Naidu1, M. Sri Durga Vara Prasad2, M. Chandana3
1G. Ganesh Naidu, Ph.D, Department of Civil Engineering, Pace Institute of Technology and Sciences, Andhra Pradesh, India.
2M. Sri Durga Vara Prasad, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Pace Institute of Technology and Sciences, Andhra Pradesh, India.
3M. Chandana, Scholar, Department of Structural Engineering, Pace Institute of Technology and Sciences, Andhra Pradesh, India.
Manuscript received on November 20, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on November 26, 2019. | Manuscript published on 30 November, 2019. | PP: 3103-3105 | Volume-8 Issue-4, November 2019. | Retrieval Number: D7962118419/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.D7962.118419
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Abstract: Identification of crack or damage inside a structure is not possible with traditional methods. In this study piezoelectric sensors are introduced into structure using before placement of concrete and to be in precise sensors act as artificial aggregate. Specimen is taken under three point bending test. A damage characteristic of the beam is studied by using high-voltage pulse emitter, to give a electric signal and recording is made. Extensometer is used to measure the crack and images of the crack should be captured. Final results are plotted in digital image processing to conclude the damage characteristics.
Keywords: Piezoelectric Sensors, Artificial Aggregate, Damage Analysis, Digital Image Processing.
Scope of the Article: Signal and Image Processing.