2nd Edition

Handbook on Nondestructive Testing of Concrete




ISBN 9780849314858
Published December 29, 2003 by CRC Press
384 Pages - 8 Color & 232 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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.

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

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"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