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See detailRecherches menées à l'Université de Liège dans le domaine du béton en 2008-2009
Dotreppe, Jean-Claude ULg; Franssen, Jean-Marc ULg; Somja, Hugues et al

Conference given outside the academic context (2009)

Composite steel-concrete columns made of CFSHS filled with self compacting concrete under ambaint temperature and in the fire situation. Design equation for the buckling of high strength concrete columns ... [more ▼]

Composite steel-concrete columns made of CFSHS filled with self compacting concrete under ambaint temperature and in the fire situation. Design equation for the buckling of high strength concrete columns subkected to compression and bending. Improvement of the textural quality of concrete with hydraulic binders. Influence of the reutilisation of OSB panels shuttering on the colour and texture of concrete surfaces. Non destructive methods for the detection of delamination in the decks of concrete bridges [less ▲]

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See detailEvaluation of saturation and microcracking of the superficial zone of concrete: new developments
Courard, Luc ULg; Lenaers, Jean-François

in Alexander, M. G.; Beushausen, H.-D.; Dehn, F. (Eds.) et al Concrete Repair, Rehabilitation and Retrofitting II (2009)

Proper surface preparation is essential for the durability of the repaired structure as well as specific saturation level of the concrete. Moreover, the repair material is often blamed for “not sticking” ... [more ▼]

Proper surface preparation is essential for the durability of the repaired structure as well as specific saturation level of the concrete. Moreover, the repair material is often blamed for “not sticking”, but the general source of the trouble lies with the substrate surface conditioning. The extensive research project has been undertaken to develop specifications and performance criteria for surface preparation of concrete substrates, one of the tasks of which was to develop a field test to evaluate the optimum moisture conditioning of the substrate concrete prior to application of repair material. The Autocalm system has been calibrated and compared with destructive and non destructive tests (Schmidt hammer, microscope observations and water absorption) on three types of concrete and two types of surface preparation. In order to evaluate different saturation levels, concrete samples have been stored in more than 12 modes of conservation. [less ▲]

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See detailMaintenance, entretien et réparation des constructions en béton
Courard, Luc ULg

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See detailCorrelation between the roughness of the substrate surface and the debonding risk
Perez, Fabien; Morency, Maxim; Bissonnette, Benoît et al

in Alexander, M. G.; Beushausen, H.-D.; Dehn, F. (Eds.) et al Concrete Repair, Rehabilitation and Retrofitting II (2009)

This paper presents the influence of substrate surface preparation on the adhesion strength of repaired beams system. Bond between new and old concrete has been the subject of a number of investigations ... [more ▼]

This paper presents the influence of substrate surface preparation on the adhesion strength of repaired beams system. Bond between new and old concrete has been the subject of a number of investigations, but in most cases, only adhesion strength was addressed. This parameter was used to estimate the durability and/or the debonding risk for repaired structure and it’s a generally accepted auditing standards. Usually, surface preparation of the substrate concrete is considered essential to achieve a durable repair because of its influence on the bond strength. To better understand debonding mechanism, in particular these related to surface preparation, roughness parameters were calculated to quantify the influence of surface preparation on the structural behaviour. Using this approach, repair beams prepared by way of four (4) concrete surface preparations were characterized. Results obtained show that repaired beams presenting a substrate with a rough surface permit to achieve a monolithic behaviour of the repaired system. Opposite structural behaviour, with large debonding, was recorded for those having smooth surface. However, all surface preparations used have promoted the same bond strength regardless the roughness of the substrate. The resulting analysis highlights the relation between roughness parameter αrough and the debonding mechanism of repaired beams. Such results will be useful to better predict the performance of concrete repairs. [less ▲]

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See detailEvaluation of the effect of load eccentricity on pull-off strength
Moczulski, Grzegorj; Garbacz, Andrzej; Courard, Luc ULg

in Alexander, M. G.; Beushausen, H.-D.; Dehn, F. (Eds.) et al Concrete Repair, Rehabilitation and Retrofitting II (2009)

The efficiency of the composite repair system is usually evaluated through semi-destructive test: pull-off test. But some difficulties can also be induced by the eccentricity of the load application, due ... [more ▼]

The efficiency of the composite repair system is usually evaluated through semi-destructive test: pull-off test. But some difficulties can also be induced by the eccentricity of the load application, due to incorrect placement of the test device. The paper presents the results of a research project and the impact of incorrect design on tensile strength values. According to results of laboratory experiments and modelling, it can be observed that, if there is an influence of 2o and 4o angle of inclination on pull-off bond strength, it is however not statistically significant: the decrease of pull-off strength is usually no larger than 8% for 2o [less ▲]

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See detailAesthetic evaluation and control of concrete building surfaces
Martin, Marie ULg; Gilson, Arnaud; Courard, Luc ULg

in Eterradossi, O. (Ed.) Materials and Sensations 2008 Proceedings (2008, October)

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See detailApplication du concept de performance équivalente aux bétons additionnés de fillers calcaires
Michel, Frédéric ULg; Piérard, Julie; Courard, Luc ULg

in Annales du Bâtiment et des Travaux Publics (2008), 3

The European standard EN 206-1 integrates the concept of the k-coefficient that allows to take into account the addition of pozzolanic and hydraulic fine materials in order to respect the requirements ... [more ▼]

The European standard EN 206-1 integrates the concept of the k-coefficient that allows to take into account the addition of pozzolanic and hydraulic fine materials in order to respect the requirements concerning the formulation of concrete for the chosen environment. Some national application documents extend this concept to other types of mineral additives such as limestone fillers. In Belgium this principle is not applied yet. Within the scope of the current study, limestone fillers coming from different activity sectors in the Walloon Region (production of aggregates, lime or ornamental stones) were selected. Their influence on the consistency of concrete, its mechanical properties and its long-term behaviour (water-porosity, air permeability and carbonation resistance) was evaluated. [less ▲]

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See detailOcena skutecznosci napraw – wplyw jakosci podkladu betonowego
Czarnecki, Lech; Courard, Luc ULg; Garbacz, Andzej

in Inzynieria i Budownictwo (Engineering and Building Industry) (2007), 12

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See detailCompatibility performance as a fundamental requirement for the repair of concrete structures with Self-Compacting Repair Mortars
Courard, Luc ULg; Bissonnette, Benoît

in De Schutter, Geert; Boel, V. (Eds.) Self Compacting Concrete SCC2007 (2007, September)

Durable adhesion of repair material on concrete substrate requires compatibility between the materials to be bonded. There are four main compatibility components to be addressed in any concrete repair ... [more ▼]

Durable adhesion of repair material on concrete substrate requires compatibility between the materials to be bonded. There are four main compatibility components to be addressed in any concrete repair scenario: dimensional, permeability, chemical and electrochemical compatibility. Among those, dimensional compatibility is often prevalent: while a cement-base repair material inevitably undergoes shrinkage, the substrate opposes to its free movement, a situation that can lead to cracking and, subsequently, promote debonding. Besides, an essential requirement for bond development is the creation of the interface itself: the intimate contact between the repair system and concrete substrate is required in order to maximize adhesion. Adequate compaction of the new layer is consequently one of the main parameters that will govern the quality of the bond: sufficient vibration or specific rheological properties for the repair material are needed. Self-Compacting Repair Mortar (SCRM) can be advantageously used in many repair situations. Limestone fillers seem to offer interesting advantages as addition to these repair materials as they increase the workability of the final product. Several materials have been tested and characterised by means of a physical, chemical and mechanical characterization test program: specific attention has been given to water demand and superplasticizer efficiency. [less ▲]

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See detailInfluence of physico-chemical characteristics of limestone fillers on fresch and hardened mortar performances
Michel, Frédéric ULg; Piérard, Julie; Courard, Luc ULg et al

in De Schutter, G.; Boel, V. (Eds.) Self-Compacting Concrete SCC 2007 (2007, September)

In order to meet the specific requirements for fresh Self-Compacting Concrete (SCC), i.e. a high workability together with a good resistance to segregation, the amount of coarse aggregates has to be ... [more ▼]

In order to meet the specific requirements for fresh Self-Compacting Concrete (SCC), i.e. a high workability together with a good resistance to segregation, the amount of coarse aggregates has to be reduced and replaced by fine material. Since cement is quite expensive and can develop a high heat of hydration with possible problems for thermal cracks in massive concrete, mineral fillers are usually used. In Belgium, local available materials are limestone fillers; they are very well-adapted for the optimisation of particle packing and flow behaviour of cementitious paste in SCC mixes. These by-products are issued from different sectors, such as the aggregate and lime production industry (quarrying operations) and the ornamental stones industry (sawing operations). The suitability of these fillers for use in SCC or conventional concrete production was investigated. This paper reports the effect of the nature and the substitution rate of the fillers on the properties of mortars. Some relationship between the physico-chemical properties of the fillers and the properties of mortars were brought forward. [less ▲]

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See detailInżynieria powierzchni betonu. Część 3. Termodynamiczne uwarunkowania adhezji
Courard, Luc ULg; Garbacz, Andrzej; Piotrowski, Tomasz

in Materialy Budowlane (2007), 2

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See detailWhat about concrete in the next thirty years ?
Courard, Luc ULg

Conference (2007)

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See detailConcrete surface roughness characterization by means of opto-morphology technique
Courard, Luc ULg; Schwall, D.; Piotrowski, T.

in Adhesion in Interfaces of Building Materials: a Multi-Scale Approach (2007)

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See detailOn the effect of concrete surface roughness on stress wave propagation in repair systems
Piotrowski, T.; Garbacz, A.; Schwall, D. et al

in Adhesion in Interfaces of Building Materials: a Multi-Scale Approach (2007)

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See detailCaractères généraux des matériaux
Courard, Luc ULg

Learning material (2007)

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See detailInżyneria powierzchni betonu. Część 2. Wpływ obrobki na powstawanie rys
Courard, Luc ULg; Garbacz, Andrzej; Nieweglowska, Anna et al

in Materialy Budowlane (2006), 12

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See detailConcrete removal techniques: influence on residual cracking and bond strength
Bissonnette, Benoit; Courard, Luc ULg; Vaysburd, Alex et al

in Concrete International (2006), 28(12), 49-55

The aim of concrete surface preparation prior to repair is to obtain a surface with properties close to that of the bulk concrete. In this paper, the results of an investigation intended to evaluate the ... [more ▼]

The aim of concrete surface preparation prior to repair is to obtain a surface with properties close to that of the bulk concrete. In this paper, the results of an investigation intended to evaluate the mechanical degradation induced by different surface preparation techniques are presented. Optical microscope observations clearly show that more cracking is induced with jack-hammers than with the other investigated techniques and that the cracking density increases with the hammer weight. While more information is needed to evaluate quantitatively the effects of concrete removal operations, it appears from the reported results that techniques such as sandblasting, scarifying and water jetting are preferable, as they clearly leave much less defects in the substrate. [less ▲]

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See detailInżyneria powierzchni betonu. Część 1. Struktura geometryczna powierzchni.
Garbacz, Andrzej; Piotrowski, Tomasz; Courard, Luc ULg

in Materialy Budowlane (2006), 9

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See detailMix stability as a criterion for optimizing the granular composition to improve concrete durability – an application
Willem, Xavier; Courard, Luc ULg; Darimont, Anne ULg et al

in Marchand, J.; Bissonnette, B.; Gagné, R. (Eds.) et al Advances in Concrete through Science and Engineering (2006, September)

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