Study on Heat Emission Power and Image Processing of Active Heating Thermography Method for Detection of Concrete Spalling
By Michiaki Oyado , Hisashi Tanaka , Seiichi Tottori and Koichi Kurita
Concrete Research and Technology
Vol.18, No.3, Sep. 2007 (Issue 45)
- To detect the spalling of the deteriorated concrete surface, active infrared thermography method using the Xenon- Arc Lamp heating system has already been developed. To simplify the heating device system and widen applicable condition, reduced heat emission power was applied to the inspection test on the existing reinforced concrete viaduct. According to the test result, spalling can be detected with the reduced heat emission power, but distinction between the part without deterioration and the spalled part came to be rather ambiguous. To solve the latter problem, a new infrared image processing method focused on the changing trend of the temperature distribution was developed and its availability was proved.
- Deterioration, Spalling, Infrared thermography method, Active heating