Determining reinforcement coverage using an electromagnetic rebar detector
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Correct reinforcement is an essential part of constructing reinforced concrete structures. Errors in positioning, diameter, or coverage may result in defects, which is why it is necessary to make sure the reinforcement is implemented well. Even though electromagnetic detection is the most common non-destructive method for locating reinforcement in reinforced concrete, science literary sources hardly discuss it. The main reason is a lack of graphic test results – thus far the most common research outcomes have been photographs of lines drawn on the concrete surface or additions to technical drawings of the reinforcement. Only modern detectors expanded the possibilities of the method’s application including graphic measurement records and a more accurate estimation of reinforcement diameter including corrections for adjacent reinforcement spacing. The paper focuses on the principle of measurement and practical examples of determining the position and coverage of reinforcement in reinforced-concrete structures using a state-of-the-art electromagnetic rebar detector – a Profometer PM-630. Aside from data recording and statistical evaluation during coverage measurement, modern instruments also allow the data to be exported and visualised.
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SourceIOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering. 2018, vol. 385, issue 1, p. 1-6.