Small Scatter Elements for Crack Detection - A Preliminary Investigation Using Simulation
ICST - International Conference on Sensor Technology, Auckland, New Zealand
Platt, I., Woodhead, I., Hagedorn, M.
This paper looks at the feasibility of using short elements radar scatters elements within concrete as a marker to cracking. It is shown that the dynamic range of power returns due to broken scatterers (indicating cracks) is small, but nevertheless consistent putting such techniques near the limits of feasibility when taken in a statistical context.