Evaluation of Steel Buildings by Means of Non-destructive Testing Methods

  • Markus Doktor
  • Christian Fox
  • Wolfgang Kurz
  • Christina Thein
Conference paper
Part of the Mathematics in Industry book series (MATHINDUSTRY, volume 26)


Non-destructive testing methods became popular within the last few years. For steel beams incorporated in buildings there are currently only destructive ways for testing the yield limit as well as for determination of the current stress level. Rise of ultrasonic and micro-magnetic tools for (non-destructive) measurements allows the characterization of the inbuild material especially of old steel bridges as economical maintenance of the infrastructure. It is possible to determine the reserve of residuence of bridges or of any other existing steel buildings in order to upgrade them competitively for future usage by the possibility of a simple way of strengthening by welding or using bolds.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Markus Doktor
    • 1
  • Christian Fox
    • 2
  • Wolfgang Kurz
    • 2
  • Christina Thein
    • 2
  1. 1.Statistics Research GroupUniversity of KaiserslauternKaiserslauternGermany
  2. 2.Institute of Steel StructuresUniversity of KaiserslauternKaiserslauternGermany

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