International Journal of
Physical Sciences

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Phys. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-1950
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJPS
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2557

Full Length Research Paper

Assessment of high strength and light weight aggregate concrete properties using ultrasonic pulse velocity technique

Mohammadreza Hamidian*, Mahdi Shariati, M. M. K. Arabnejad and Hamid Sinaei      
Department of Civil Engineering, Kerman Branch, Islamic Azad University, Kerman, Iran.  
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 16 August 2011
  •  Published: 02 October 2011


In this study, the ultrasonic pulse velocity technique as a non-destructive testing of concrete was used to assess the effect of some criteria on high strength and light weight aggregate concrete. The study included several concrete mix design with ages of 7, 28 and 90 days. The effect of age, cement content, water ratio and slump on two concrete types was studied and discussed. The use of ultrasonic pulse velocity technique to assessconcrete strength and quality was a good choice for effects determination.


Key words: Non destructive testing (NDT), ultrasonic pulse velocity (UPV), compressive strength, regression analysis.