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The reverse bending and straightening test is conducted on wires used for civil engineering applications to detect laminations which can pose a threat to the integrity of the wires. The FE simulations of the reverse bending and straightening of wires with laminations revealed that the reverse bending and straightening test is only effective in revealing or detecting near-surface laminations with lengths from 25mm located up to 30% of the wire's thickness and may not be an effective test to detect mid-thickness, near-mid-thickness, and short near-surface laminations with lengths below 15mm. This is because wires with mid-thickness, near-mid-thickness and short nearsurface laminations will pass through the reverse bending and straightening procedures without fracturing and therefore mid-thickness, near-mid-thickness and short near-surface laminations may go undetected. Consequently, other in-line non destructive testing methods might have to be used to detect mid-thickness, near-mid-thickness and short near-surface laminations in the wires.
Author(s): Adewole KK, Bull SJ
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Archives of Civil Engineering
Print publication date: 01/12/2013
Online publication date: 13/12/2013
ISSN (print): 1230-2945
Publisher: Polish Academy of Sciences
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