Abstract- In this paper non-destructive method is implemented in which magnetic self-designed sensor is used to detect position of rebar in reinforced concrete. During the renovation of old buildings it is necessary to locate rebar accurately to avoid damages in construction. This is achieved by Magnetic sensor which is made up of E-shaped core also primary and secondary windings. Due to presence of rebar output of sensor varies. Rotary encoder is used to measure distance between rebar. Display is used to display results. This is portable device that you have to move on wall or column for desired output.
Keywords: Arduino mega, Rotary encoder, Magnetic sensor, SD Card module.
I. INTRODUCTION To inspect the rebar using ant non-destructive method has been a challenging task, especially since they are embedded in prestressed concrete. Visual inspection is not efficient and useful method as it fails to locate rebar accurately. Magnetic sensor used for locating reinforcing steel present within in concrete work on the principle that the steel affects the alternating magnetic field. So this paper discusses development of system by utilizing maximum possible information from magnetic effect on rebar. A …show more content…
It has two output channels (A and B) to sense the position .The output of these two signals are 90 degree out of phase with respect to each other. From these signals we can find out position and direction of rotation, if A leads B then disk is rotating in a clockwise direction and if B leads A then disk is rotating in counterclockwise direction. Output of encoder is equivalent to 1,024 pulses per revolution. Following formulae is used to calculate linear distance travelled by disk, Linear distance covered = (output of encoder *3.1416*diameter of disk)/PPR of