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A Proposal for Reliability Improvement of Non-Destructive Evaluation Technology for Concrete

  • T. Kamada
  • M. Iwanami
  • T. Shiotani
  • Y. Oshima
  • S. Uchida
Conference paper
Part of the RILEM Bookseries book series (RILEM, volume 6)

Abstract

The subcommittee of the JSCE (Japan Society of Civil Engineers) ­concrete committee for the improvement of the reliability of non-destructive evaluation technology for concrete chaired by Professor Toshiro Kamada of Osaka University (Committee 339 below) has discussed measures for the improvement of the reliability of non-destructive evaluation technology from two perspectives: education, and standards and specifications. This paper describes the roles that standards and specifications play in terms of improving the reliability of these technologies. Moreover, a pattern of reliability based on the client-engineer correlation is identified. As a result, it was found that the reliability of non-destructive evaluation can be enhanced to some extent by identifying the scope of application and standardizing the method of non-destructive testing. For ultimate improvement of reliability, the pattern of reliability itself should be changed through technical innovation for non-destructive testing or the enlightenment of the client.

Keywords

Concrete Non-destructive evaluation Reliability improvement Satisfaction Standards and specifications 

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© RILEM 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Kamada
    • 1
  • M. Iwanami
    • 2
  • T. Shiotani
    • 3
  • Y. Oshima
    • 3
  • S. Uchida
    • 4
  1. 1.Osaka UniversityOsakaJapan
  2. 2.Port and Airport Research InstituteKanagawaJapan
  3. 3.Kyoto UniversityKyotoJapan
  4. 4.Saga UniversitySagaJapan

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