Monitoring progressive changes in cementitious materials using embedded piezo-sensors

Kocherla, A and Narayanan, A and K V L, Subramaniam (2017) Monitoring progressive changes in cementitious materials using embedded piezo-sensors. In: Health Monitoring of Structural and Biological Systems, 26-29, March 2017, Portland; United States.

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An embedded piezoelectric based Lead Zirconate Titanate (PZT) sensor is developed to monitor the early age progression of hydration and development of material stiffness of cementitious materials. The setting behavior of cement mortar is monitored continuously by analyzing the electromechanical (EM) responses of the embedded PZT sensor. The evolving mechanical impedance of the cementitious material is extracted from the measured coupled EM response of the sensor embedded inside mortars of different compositions. The changes in the EM conductance obtained from the embedded PZT sensor is shown to be sensitive to the composition of the mortar and the presence of admixtures which alter the rate of early hydration. The mechanical impedance of the mortar medium extracted from the EM measurement of the embedded sensor is shown to sensitively reflect the progressive change in the stiffness of the mortar material as it transforms from a fluid to a solid state. © (2017) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.

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K V L, Subramaniam
Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cementitious, Conductance, Early age, Electromechanical Impedance, Hydration, Mortar, PZT, Sensor
Subjects: Civil Engineering > Soil Structure Interaction
Divisions: Department of Civil Engineering
Depositing User: Team Library
Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2017 10:56
Last Modified: 05 Jul 2017 10:07
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