New Test for Determining Fundamental Frequencies of Concrete

    Volume 8, Issue 2 (January 1986)

    ISSN: 0149-6123

    CODEN: CCAOAD

    Page Count: 3


    Rosenberg, AM
    Research associate and research manager, Washington Research Center, W. R. Grace and Co., Columbia, MD

    Gaidis, JM
    Research associate and research manager, Washington Research Center, W. R. Grace and Co., Columbia, MD

    Abstract

    The standard methods for determining fundamental frequencies of concrete specimens (ASTM Test Method for Fundamental Transverse, Longitudinal and Torsional Frequencies of Concrete Specimens [C 215]) can be markedly improved by using modern electronic equipment. In the new method, a small accelerometer pickup senses the vibrations of a concrete specimen after it is lightly struck, and a spectrum analyzer portrays the information in the frequency domain. The main advantages of the new method are speed, ability to test small specimens, and no noise; the chief disadvantage is higher equipment cost.


    Paper ID: CCA10065J

    DOI: 10.1520/CCA10065J

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    Title New Test for Determining Fundamental Frequencies of Concrete
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    Committee C09