A Review Paper on Early-Stage Corrosion Detection in Reinforced Concrete Structure with Piezo-Electric Sensor


  • Aishwarya Thakur
  • Saurav ‎


Recent advancement in science and technology opened multiple doors to researchers and academicians now days. Use of technology is not limited to one domain rather interdisciplinary themes are gaining pace. In this paper review of similar interdisciplinary works carried by different researchers across the globe is discussed confined to non- destructive method of corrosion detection is reinforced concrete (RC) structures. Right now time corrosion checking in RC structure utilizing artificial and piezo-electric sensors is altogether talked about. One can't deny the way that the corrosion assumes a significant role in basic wellbeing observingstructural health monitoring (SHM).Corrosion affects the mechanical strength of hardened concrete with passage of time. Concrete exposed to chloride and sulphate is severely affected by the haunting phenomenon of corrosion. In order to provide an efficient SHM technique to the exciting structures use of electronic sensors plays a critical role. The location procedure relies upon the manner in which that the frequency of consumption adjusts the auxiliary firmness, the mass and the damping, accordingly consecutively altering the reaction of the framework, which is spoken to as a size change in segment inside the electrical phenomenon and susceptance marks. Right now, referenced propelled procedures of corrosion identification to be educated regarding most recent advancement in the field of consumption checking and auxiliary wellbeing perception. In RC structures reinforcements are usually provided in form of steel bars which can withstand tensile loads or stresses. These steel bars are vulnerable to corrode once they are in touch with corrosive environment with passage of time. Initiation of corrosion not only leads to mass loss in steel bars but also deteriorate the overall structures. Many experiments were conducted to carry out and quantify the amount of corrosion affecting a structure but these tests were destructive types. With recent advancement in technology non-destructive testings were analysed and performed on reinforced steel bars using different artificial electric sensors like piezo-electric sensors, optical fibre sensors, acoustic sensors etc. These non-destructive methods of testing are more accurate and less time consuming giving a real time monitoring of the existing structures. In this paper different non-destructive methods of testing available for corrosion monitoring are discussed with their merits and demerits. Works carried by different researchers on SHM and non-destructive method of detecting corrosion using electronic artificial sensors are discussed.