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USE OF JONSCHER MODEL FOR ESTIMATING THE THICKNESS OF A CONCRETE SLAB BY TECHNICAL GPR

By T. Bourdi, F. Boone, J. E. Rhazi, and G. Ballivy

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Abstract:
The thickness measurement of concrete is one of the most important commercial applications of ground-penetrating radar (GPR) technique. This paper describes a procedure for estimating the thickness of concrete slab for different moisture contents (MCs) in frequency domain, as in Impulse-Response (IR) Method, over the radar frequency band 100 MHz-2 GHz). The method is based on predicting the reflected frequency spectrum through a concrete slab using Jonscher model. The procedure is explained and examples of results are presented.

Citation:
T. Bourdi, F. Boone, J. E. Rhazi, and G. Ballivy, "Use of Jonscher Model for Estimating the Thickness of a Concrete Slab by Technical GPR," Progress In Electromagnetics Research M, Vol. 28, 89-99, 2013.
doi:10.2528/PIERM12102106

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