Estimation of on-site compressive strength of concrete. It includes a series of worked examples, and provides an extensive reference section. It extends the sections on less common engineering materials. The sections on concrete, polymers and fibre composites have been significantly revised. This book is a comprehensive source of information for all who are concerned with the commissioning, design, construction or maintenance of concrete structures in or near the sea. It synthesizes the best of international knowledge about what techniques can be used for assessing material properties strength and structural properties geometry, defects.
As most of the authors have been responsible for work in many parts of the world, this book is relevant regardless of where coastal structures are situated. The E-mail message field is required. Readers require a working knowledge of structural mechanics and methods of structural design at ambient conditions, and are helped by some understanding of thermodynamics of heat transfer. . It synthesizes the best of international knowledge about what techniques can be used for assessing material properties strength and structural properties geometry, defects.
The use of core-drilling is a time-consuming and labour-intensive method that weakens the existing concrete structure, leaving a lasting impression on it. By means of multiple linear regression analysis, different non-destructive techniques were combined for assessment of strength of limestone based concrete. Assessment of bonding, delamination and interfaces. An important new chapter on microcomputer applications has been added. This book is useful with the 2nd part of the same book. The non-specialist civil engineer involved in assessment, repair or maintanance of concrete structures will find this a thorough update of the second edition, with an expansion of those areas where recent developments have made significant advances, for example in integrity assessment. Structural Modeling and Experimental Techniques: Concentrates on the modeling of the true inelastic behavior of structures Provides case histories detailing applications of the modeling techniques to real structures Discusses the historical background of model analysis and similitude principles governing the design, testing, and interpretation of models Evaluates the limitations and benefits of elastic models Analyzes materials for reinforced concrete masonry and steel models Assesses the critical nature of scale effects of model testing Describes selected laboratory techniques and loading methods Contains material on errors as well as the accuracy and reliability of physical modeling Examines dynamic similitude and modeling techniques for studying dynamic loading of structures Covers actual applications of structural modeling This book serves students in model analysis and experimental methods, professionals manufacturing and testing structural models, as well as professionals testing large or full-scale structures - since the instrumentation techniques and overall approaches for testing large structures are very similar to those used in small-scale modeling work.
However, it has not been analyzed in detail, from an analytical point of view, how and why these combinations work. Materials covered include; metals and alloys, concrete, bituminous materials, brickwork and blockwork, polymers and fibre composites. It describes how the techniques can be used so as to answer a series of usual questions, highlighting their capabilities and limits, and providing advices for a better use of techniques. Non destructive assessment of concrete structures: combination of techniques for addressing new challenges. It is tried that the three main phases of structural design, namely load determination, design calculations and detailing are introduced to the beginner. Non destructive assessment of concrete structures: usual combinations of techniques. It discusses the fundamental reasons for the deterioration of concrete over time and available techniques for detecting, remedying and preventing the deterioration.
Click Download or Read Online button to get testing of concrete in structures in pdf book now. This book serves as a resource for engineers working in the field of fire safety, consultants who regularly carry out full fire safety design for structure, and researchers seeking background information. It is based on many illustrative examples and give in each case references to standards and guidelines. Descriptions of important properties are related back to the structure and forward to basic practical considerations. Sixteen chapters give you a comprehensive understanding of the tools and techniques used to estimate the inplace strength of concrete and permeation properties that relate to potential durability, and describe methods used to assess the internal condition of concrete and corrosion activity of steel reinforcement. The section on computer modelling now includes material on coupled heat and mass transfer, enabling a better understanding of the phenomenon of spalling in concrete.
Studies which treat the calibration of proposed models are often based on laboratory experiments or synthetic data. British standards and other standards and codes from around the world are discussed, along with the planning of construction works under coastal conditions, and the maintenance of coastal structures. As an alternative, many different non- and semi-destructive techniques are available for the in-situ determination of compressive strength. It describes how the techniques can be used so as to answer a series of usual questions, highlighting their capabilities and limits, and providing advices for a better use of techniques. It extensively covers fire damage investigation, and includes as far back as possible, the background to code methods to enable the engineer to better understand why certain procedures are adopted. As well as describing the nature of the marine environment and the effects of man-made structures on the behaviour of the sea, this books deals with hydraulic design, the material properties of concrete and the design and specification of structures for coastal environments.
It describes how the techniques can be used so as to answer a series of usual questions, highlighting their capabilities and limits, and providing advices for a better use of techniques. For rehabilitation of existing concrete structures, knowing the strength of the different elements is mandatory. It is based on many illustrative examples and give in each case references to standards and guidelines. This fourth edition also covers the new trends in equipment and procedures, such as the continuation of general moves to automate test methods and developments in digital technology and the growing importance of performance monitoring, and includes new and updated references to standards. Cite this chapter as: Breysse D. With its wealth of illustrations and reader-friendly style and layout Construction Materials. The deterioration of concrete in coastal structures is usually a result of lack of durability rather than overloading, so much of the book has been directed towards the production of durable structures.
An experimental program is conducted on concrete slabs of different strength classes intended for various exposure classes, based on a limestone aggregate matrix, which is typically used for Belgian applications. The evaluation of the compressive strength of concrete in existing structures by coring is expensive, technically difficult in certain cases, and even impossible in others. Each material is discussed in terms of: structure; strength and failure; durability; deformation; practice and processing. Suggestions for further improvement of the presentation will be highly appreciated and will be incorporated in the future editions. An overview in the first chapter explains the types of design decisions required for optimum fire performance of a structure, and demonstrates the effect of temperature rise on structural performance of structural elements. This site is like a library, Use search box in the widget to get ebook that you want.
Besides destructive core drilling and testing, the following non-destructive techniques were selected for this study: the rebound hammer, the ultrasonic pulse velocity tester, the Wenner probe for concrete resistivity and the Windsor probe semi-destructive. What are the possible limits and their most interesting fields of interest? Presentation of common non destructive techniques. The robustness of this calibration is a crucial point allowing better choice of the optimal number of cores. Category: Architecture Author : Harry G. Topics have been expanded where significant advances have taken place in the field, for example integrity assessment, sub-surface radar, corrosion assessment and localized dynamic response tests. The non-specialist civil engineer involved in assessment, repair or maintenance of concrete structures will find this a thorough update. Localization of grouting faults in post-tensioned concrete structures.