In-situ measurement of liquid phase moisture in cement mortar

Masoud Ghandehari, Cristian S. Vimer, Ioannis Ioannou, Alexey Sidelev, Weihua Jin, Peter Spellane

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A sensing method is developed and used for measurement of liquid phase moisture transport through cement mortar. Near-infrared electromagnetic energy launched through optical fibers is used to analyze the internal environment of mortar samples. Molecular vibration spectroscopy is shown to provide an effective means for in-situ measurement of capillary absorption and evaporation drying in cementitious materials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)162-168
Number of pages7
JournalNDT and E International
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2012



  • Capillary absorption
  • Diffusion
  • Drying
  • Durability
  • Spectroscopy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Ghandehari, M., Vimer, C. S., Ioannou, I., Sidelev, A., Jin, W., & Spellane, P. (2012). In-situ measurement of liquid phase moisture in cement mortar. NDT and E International, 45(1), 162-168.