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Handbook on Nondestructive Testing of Concrete

2nd Edition

By V.M. Malhotra, Nicholas J. Carino

CRC Press

384 pages | 8 Color Illus. | 232 B/W Illus.

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Civil and structural engineering consultants engaged in quality control or investigations of hardened concrete need a comprehensive resource that explains the methods of determining strength and other performance characteristics.

Handbook on Nondestructive Testing of Concrete, Second Edition answers this demand by providing a thorough analysis of nondestructive testing used to evaluate concrete structures. The Handbook examines the tools and techniques used to estimate the in-place strength of concrete and permeation properties that relate to potential durability, and it also describes the methods used to assess the condition of concrete integrity and steel reinforcement.

The authors of each chapter are recognized specialists in the field who have served on technical committees for nondestructive testing. The chapters discuss the basic principles of the methods and offer practical guidance for their use. Extensive mathematical derivations are kept to a minimum; instead, the Handbook refers to numerous original papers for those interested in more detailed information.

The Second Edition meets your need to generate reliable estimates of mechanical properties without damaging a structure's integrity.

Reviews

"The handbook is chock-full of high quality graphics, figures and photographs. Although the book is aimed at practicing engineers with responsibilities of concrete quality control or investigations of hardened concrete, graduate students will find the book an excellent overview of both popular and lesser-known non-destructive testing techniques. Strongly recommended for civil engineers, builders, and academic library collections supporting civil engineering curricula at the university level."

-E-Streams, Vol. 8, No. 1, Jan. 2005

Table of Contents

SURFACE HARDNESS METHODS

V.M. Malhotra

Introduction

Indentation Methods

Rebound Method

Limitations

Rebound Number and Estimation of Compressive Strength

Rebound Number and Flexural Strength

Rebound Number and Modulus of Elasticity

North American Survey on the Use of the Rebound Hammer Standardization of Surface Hardness Methods

Limitations and Usefulness

PENETRATION RESISTANCE METHODS

V.M. Malhotra, G.G. Carette

Introduction

Probe Penetration Test System

Evaluation of the Probe Penetration Test

Pin Penetration Test

Standardization of Penetration Resistance Techniques

Limitations and Usefulness of Penetration Resistance Methods

PULLOUT TEST

Nicholas J. Carino

Introduction

Historical Background

Failure Mechanism

Statistical Characteristics

Applications

Concluding Remarks

THE BREAK-OFF TEST METHOD

Tarun R. Naik

Introduction

Theoretical Considerations

Break-Off Test Equipment

Historical Background

Test Procedure

Evaluation of Test Specimens

Applications

Advantages and Limitations

Standardization of the B.O. Method

THE MATURITY METHOD

Nicholas J. Carino

Introduction

Historical Background

Theoretical Basis

Application of Maturity Method

Standard Practice

Conclusion

PULL-OFF TEST AND PERMEATION TESTS

Graeme D. Henderson, P.A. Muhammed Basheer,

Adrian E. Long

Introduction

In Situ Strength Assessment

Measuring Concrete Permeation Properties

Description of Test Methods

Concluding Remarks

RESONANT FREQUENCY METHODS

V.M. Malhotra, V. Sivasundaram

Introduction

Resonant Frequency Method

Other Methods of Resonant Frequent Testing

Factors Affecting Resonant Frequency and Dynamic Modulus of Elasticity

Resonant Frequency and Durability of Concrete

Reproducibility of Test Results

Correlation Between Dynamic Modulus of Elasticity and Strength

Properties of Concrete

Comparison of Moduli of Elasticity Determined from Longitudinal and

Transverse Frequencies

Comparison of Dynamic and Static Moduli of Elasticity

Specialized Applications of Resonance Tests

Damping Properties of Concrete

Standardization of Resonant Frequency Methods

Limitations and Usefulness of Resonant Frequency Methods

THE ULTRASONIC PULSE VELOCITY METHOD

Tarun R. Naiki, V. Mohan Malhotra, John S. Popovics

Historical Background

Pulse Velocity Test Instrument

The Pulse Velocity Method

Factors Affecting the Pulse Velocity

Standardization of the Pulse Velocity Method

Applications

Advantages and Limitations

COMBINED METHODS

A. Samarin

Introduction

Historical Development

Combined Ultrasonic Pulse Velocity and Hardness Measurement Techniques

Conclusions

MAGNETIC/ELECTRICAL METHODS

K.R. Lauer

Magnetic/Electrical Methods

Magnetic Methods

Electrical Methods

METHODS TO EVALUATE CORROSION OF REINFORCEMENT

Nicholas J. Carino

Introduction

Principles of Corrosion

Corrosion of Steel in Concrete

Half-Cell Potential Method

Concrete Resistivity

Polarization Resistance

Summary

RADIOACTIVE/NUCLEAR METHODS

Terry M. Mitchell

Introduction

General Principles

Radio

Radiography

Neutron-Gamma Techniques

SHORT-PULSE RADAR METHODS

Gerardo G. Clemeña

Introduction

Principle of Short-Pulse Radar

Instrumentation

Applications

Conclusions

STRESS WAVE PROPAGATION METHODS

Nicholas J. Carino

Introduction

Basic Principles

Test Methods

Summary

INFRARED THERMOGRAPHIC TECHNIQUES

Gary J. Weil

Introduction

Historical Background

Theoretical Considerations

Testing Equipment

Testing Procedures

15.6 Case Histories

Advantages and Limitations

Summary

ACOUSTIC EMISSION METHODS

Sidney Mindess

Introduction

Historical Background

Theoretical Considerations

Evaluation of Acoustic Emission Signals

Instrumentation and Test Procedures

Parameters Affecting Acoustic Emissions from Concrete

Laboratory Studies of Acoustic Emission

Field Studies of Acoustic Emission

Conclusions

Index

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TEC009020
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Civil / General