NDT plays a very important role in the conditional assessment of RCC structures.
In order to diagnose integrity of the existing structure, different sets of Non-Destructive techniques are adopted. Few of the non-destructive techniques are as follows:
- Ultra-sonic Pulse Velocity Test
- Rebound Hammer Test
- Carbonation Test
- Half-cell Electrical Potential Test
- Core Cutting Test
NDT not only allow the evaluation of aged and deteriorated structures, it also can be used in quality control of new structures. Once the structure is monitored, the lifetime can be predicted and consequently, the treatment and recovery become more easy and economic.