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Electrical Resistivity Sensors for Monitoring the Water Exchange in Hardened Concrete

Version 1 : Received: 15 December 2020 / Approved: 16 December 2020 / Online: 16 December 2020 (09:43:35 CET)

How to cite: Cobos, R.B.; Pinto, F.T.; Moreno, M.S. Electrical Resistivity Sensors for Monitoring the Water Exchange in Hardened Concrete. Preprints 2020, 2020120400 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202012.0400.v1). Cobos, R.B.; Pinto, F.T.; Moreno, M.S. Electrical Resistivity Sensors for Monitoring the Water Exchange in Hardened Concrete. Preprints 2020, 2020120400 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202012.0400.v1).

Abstract

The development of a remote sensing system is proposed in the present study for monitoring of the electrical resistance of concrete in real time. The sensor is embedded in the concrete bulk, and the data are sent via a gateway to a computer for the data analysis. The sensibility of the sensors to the effect of the presence of a crystalline admixture has been also assessed in the study. Different cycles of drying and water penetration have been considered to assess the sensor performance in different water content conditions. Sensors have shown to capable of detecting changes in electrical resistance when humidity changes. The sensitive of the sensors to the action of waterproofing admixtures in the mortar has been also confirmed. The contribution of the temperature plays a critical role on the sensor response, and its simultaneous monitoring is recommended.

Subject Areas

wireless monitoring; electrical resistance sensors; humidity; crystalline admixtures; water exchange; concrete

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