Odyradar scanning to detect cracks in heritage structure’s dome

Odyradar scanning done to detect cracks in heritage structure’s dome, as pert of restoration of Chhatrpati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus. The scans revealed that there was structural as well as material cracking in the 143 years old stone structure.

The restoration of the heritage structure is being done under the guidance of conservation architect and  structural engineer Chetan Raikar.“This is a classic case of modern engineering techniques used to offer innovative solutions to the distress in the structure,” said Raikar.

Radar is a modern non-destructive testing technique used by engineers for assessing heritage structures. It works on the the principle of sending electromagnetic waves through the material to assess the interiors.

Source: Inputs from Indiatimes.com, republished here for fraternity.

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