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Published: Građevinar 71 (2019) 1
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Innovative concrete sensing technologies for nuclear power plants

David Scott, Shen-En Chen

Abstract

Nondestructive evaluation has been used to investigate construction and use of concrete structures for the nuclear power industry. Nuclear concrete often has unique structural characteristics which increase proclivity towards degradation and inhibit analysis and inspection using traditional nondestructive techniques. Modern embedded sensing technologies can provide opportunities for the in-depth evaluation of nuclear reinforced-concrete structures. This paper offers an assessment of emerging embedded and surficial sensor techniques, and critically evaluates sensor applicability in the analysis of concrete structures used in the nuclear power industry.

Keywords
nuclear power plants, concrete, structural health monitoring (SHM), nondestructive evaluation (NDE), sensor

HOW TO CITE THIS ARTICLE:

Scott, D., Chen, S.: Innovative concrete sensing technologies for nuclear power plants, GRAĐEVINAR, 71 (2019) 1, pp. 9-19, doi: https://doi.org/10.14256/JCE.2379.2018

OR:

Scott, D., Chen, S. (2019). Innovative concrete sensing technologies for nuclear power plants, GRAĐEVINAR, 71 (1), 9-19, doi: https://doi.org/10.14256/JCE.2379.2018

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Authors:
Scott WEB
David Scott
University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC)
Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
Shen enChen WEB
Shen-En Chen
University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC)