Acoustic methods seem to be very suitable for evaluating a building condition because they give information with immediacy, rapidity and relatively low cost. They are based on measurements of the velocity of acoustic waves propagating through the material. Those methods are often carried out applying the Through Transmission Technique, in which the wave is transmitted by a transducer through the test object and received by a second transducer on the opposite side. In this paper, the sonic tomography imaging based on this technique has been used for non destructive testing of a stone masonry. The tomography implies that a ill-posed linear equations system has to be solved, in order to determine the velocities distribution inside the tested structure, thus highlighting the presence of anomalies. Different inversion algorithms, chosen between the most commonly used, have been implemented for determining the distribution of waves velocity in selected sections of the tested masonry.

Acoustic Tomography for Non Destructive Testing of Stone Masonry

CAMPLANI, MASSIMO;CANNAS, BARBARA;CARCANGIU, SARA;CONCU, GIOVANNA;FANNI, ALESSANDRA;MONTISCI, AUGUSTO;
2008

Abstract

Acoustic methods seem to be very suitable for evaluating a building condition because they give information with immediacy, rapidity and relatively low cost. They are based on measurements of the velocity of acoustic waves propagating through the material. Those methods are often carried out applying the Through Transmission Technique, in which the wave is transmitted by a transducer through the test object and received by a second transducer on the opposite side. In this paper, the sonic tomography imaging based on this technique has been used for non destructive testing of a stone masonry. The tomography implies that a ill-posed linear equations system has to be solved, in order to determine the velocities distribution inside the tested structure, thus highlighting the presence of anomalies. Different inversion algorithms, chosen between the most commonly used, have been implemented for determining the distribution of waves velocity in selected sections of the tested masonry.
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