By Topic

Design and Calibration of a Large Open-Ended Coaxial Probe for the Measurement of the Dielectric Properties of Concrete

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

4 Author(s)
Filali, B. ; Dept. of Civil Eng., Sherbrooke Univ., Sherbrooke, QC ; Boone, F. ; Rhazi, J. ; Ballivy, G.

The subject of this paper is the design and calibration of an open-ended coaxial probe for the nondestructive measurement of the dielectric properties of concrete. Measurements are made between 100-900 MHz, frequencies which are often used in geophysics and civil engineering for ground penetrating radar inspection. The probe is calibrated using measurements on saline solutions in conjunction with three different mathematical techniques for comparative study. Measurements of mortar and concrete specimens having different water/cement ratios were made in order to observe the standard deviations due to their heterogeneous nature. Similar to the case of relatively homogeneous rock specimens (limestone and granite), the standard deviation for heterogeneous concrete samples do not exceed 5%. In addition, the effect of the concrete's porosity on its dielectric properties was clearly observed: measured permittivity between 4-4.5 at 900 MHz for porous concrete, and between 6.5-7.5 at 900 MHz for dense concrete.

Published in:

Microwave Theory and Techniques, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:56 ,  Issue: 10 )