Local detailed inspection methods to determine concrete properties on structures

Authors

  • D. Bjegović,

    1. Faculty of Civil Engineering, Department of Materials, University of Zagreb, Fra Andrije Kacic Miosic 26, 10000 Zagreb (Croatia)
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  • M. Serdar,

    Corresponding author
    1. Faculty of Civil Engineering, Department of Materials, University of Zagreb, Fra Andrije Kacic Miosic 26, 10000 Zagreb (Croatia)
    • Faculty of Civil Engineering, Department of Materials, University of Zagreb, Fra Andrije Kacic Miosic 26, 10000 Zagreb (Croatia).
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  • I. Stipanović Oslaković,

    1. University of Twente, Construction Management & Engineering, P.O. Box 217, 7500 AE Enschede (The Netherlands)
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  • J. Gulikers

    1. Research Department, Centre for Infrastructure Ministry of Infrastructure and The Environment, Bouwdienst Rijkswaterstaat, P. O. Box 20.000, 3502 LA Utrecht (The Netherlands)
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Abstract

During assessment of reinforced concrete structures, information about concrete properties can give a clearer insight into the prevailing reasons for premature degradation of structures. In this paper an overview is given of methods for local detailed inspection of concrete properties in corroding reinforced concrete structures. Recommended non-destructive, semi-destructive and destructive testing methods for determining mechanical and durability properties of concrete are given, together with some practical information about performing the method and analysing obtained results. Recommended criteria for evaluating concrete quality and potential risk of corrosion due to poor concrete performance are also given.

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