Slab Impulse Response

The Slab Impulse Response method is excellent for evaluating the condition of slab subgrade support.

The Slab Impulse Response (SIR) system is designed to identify subgrade voids below slabs-on-grade less than two feet thick. In addition, the Slab IR test method can be used on other concrete structures to quickly locate areas with delaminations or voids in the concrete, if the damage is relatively shallow. Slab IR can be performed on reinforced and non-reinforced concrete slabs as well as asphalt or asphalt-overlay slabs.

The Slab IR testing method is often used in conjunction with GPR for subgrade void detection and mapping. Collecting Slab IR data at multiple, densely spaced locations can improve the conclusions by mapping relative areas of higher and lower mobility. Relatively low mobility (velocity/force) and flexibility (displacement/force) qualitatively indicates that such an area appears to be more solidly supported than an area with relatively high mobility and flexibility.

Scroll down to see a list of Key Features and Models available for the Slab Impulse Response Add-on System.

Save money! Contact Olson Instruments when adding on to an existing system, or purchasing multiple systems as some of the components are common to other test methods.

Contact Olson Instruments for complete details about the Slab Impulse Response system available as an add-on test with the Freedom Data PC, NDE-DAQ or NDE 360 platforms.

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Applicable On:
  • Concrete Slabs
  • Pavements
  • Pool Bottoms
  • Pond Bottoms
  • Runways
  • Spillways
  • Tunnel Liners
Test For:
  • Delaminations in Decks
  • Soft, Weak Subgrade Support
  • Voids below Slabs/Tunnel Linings
Meets ASTM:
  • N/A
Meets ACI:
  • ACI 228.2R

Key Features & Specifications

System is compact, durable, and easily transported allowing for up to 600 tests per day Real-time waveform display while testing
Short learning curve for data acquisition and basic processing 2-D maps are easily generated from data by exporting the tables from Olson's WinSIR software into Excel
English or Metric units can be used Can be performed on reinforced and non-reinforced concrete slabs as well as asphalt or asphalt-overlay slabs

Custom Systems Available - Call for Details!  1 Yr. Warranty Available on All Equipment Purchased