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Development of Novel Magnetostriction Based Sensing for Health Monitoring of Critical Structures

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Monitoring the structural integrity of civil and defense infrastructure is of vital importance, given the natural degradation of concrete over time due to neglect. This project seeks to develop a novel cement composite that would facilitate greater monitoring capabilities of concrete structures and rotating machinery. This would be accomplished through the incorporation of magnetostrictive additives into nonmagnetic Portland cement, and through the development of real time ultrasonic guided wave generation. This research could allow for non-contact monitoring of critical structures in both industrial and automotive fields. The investigators` goals are to determine a cement composite suitable for these purposes, and to perfect a guided wave generation on a rotating shaft.

Principal Investigator:  Jaganathan, Arun  --  Civil Engineering and Construction Engineering Technology
Collaborators:  Simicevic, N.
Funding Agencies:  BoR/Pfund
Amount Awarded:  10,000

Start Period:  01/01/2014 End Period:  12/31/2014
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