|Reference : From defects to causes: pathology of concrete and investigation methods.|
|Scientific congresses and symposiums : Paper published in a book|
|Engineering, computing & technology : Civil engineering|
|From defects to causes: pathology of concrete and investigation methods.|
|Courard, Luc [Université de Liège - ULg > Département Argenco : Secteur GeMMe > Matériaux de construction non métalliques du génie civil >]|
|Van der Wielen, Audrey [Université de Liège - ULg > Département Argenco : Secteur GeMMe > Matériaux de construction non métalliques du génie civil >]|
|Darimont, Anne [Université de Liège - ULg > Département Argenco : Secteur GeMMe > Matériaux et maintenance en construction >]|
|Startegjia Izvedbe Sanacij Objektov|
|17th Slovenski kolokvij o betonih|
|19 mai 2010|
|Dr. J. SUSTERCIC|
|[en] pathologies ; radar (NDT) ; cracks ; strength ; porosity ; permeability ; delamination|
|[en] The proper planning of investigations before carrying out repair works is important if optimum use is to be made of the test data. A major step needs to be taken from knowing, for example, that chloride is present in the concrete, to select the best methods for repair. Engineers require guidance on both the techniques available for the condition assessment of structures and the methods for data interpretation.
Two major stages are usually recommended for such an operation: the first stage is based on a rapid-scan visual assessment, often including limited sampling in areas obviously damaged, from which areas can be selected for more detailed investigations. The second stage contains a detailed diagnostic survey that relies on destructive and non destructive testing techniques.
Non destructive techniques are more and more utilized not only for the evaluation of the concrete strength but also for the detection of cracks and delaminations. Moreover, the interest for techniques able to evaluate concrete permeability is rising, due to the importance of this factor for durability evaluation.
The paper will discuss the assessment of concrete structures and describe the main destructive and non destructive techniques with regard to specific pathologies.
|Wallonie Bruxelles International|
|Researchers ; Professionals|
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