CTS-03v4 is based on CTS-02v4 functions and can be operated by your PC. CTS-03v4 applies CTS-02v4 hammer and enables you to confirm the shape of measured waveform immediately at the site.
Estimation for compressive strength of concrete, degree of deterioration of concrete surface, surface delamination etc.
Basic principle of CTS-03v4 is the same as CTS-02v4. In fact, actual measured waveform is not completely symmetry. Especially, degree of degradation of concrete surface affect to the area of the first half of the waveform because it shows the time the hammer pushes concrete surface, and the time will get longer once concrete surface plastically deforms. On the other hand, second half of the waveform shows the process of the hammer rebounds by the elasticity of concrete surface, and there is no effect of plastic deformation. CTS is insulated from the influence of plasticity since it estimates the compressive strength of concrete by analyzing the second half of the waveform.