This is a state-of-the-art report prepared by RILEM Technical Committee 116-PCD and is an authoritative, international review of the subject and is an essential reference source for engineers and technologists. Performance Criteria for Concrete Durability explains key aspects of concrete durability, and the relationships between transport mechanisms and concrete durability characteristics. It reviews test methods for measuring permeability in the laboratory and on site, and discusses the many factors which influence the durability of concrete to carbonation, chlorides, abrasion etc.
Table of Contents
Preface. Contributors. Introduction and problem statement. Transport mechanisms and definitions. Relations between different transport parameters. Parameters influencing transport characteristics. Relations between transport characteristics and durability. Chlorides in concrete. Concrete compressive strength, transport characteristics and durability. Microstructure and transport properties of concrete. Laboratory test methods. On-site test methods. Summary and conclusions. Appendix A: review of methods to determine the moisture conditions in concrete. Appendix B: conversion table. Index.
'...a state-of-the-art report...a valuable addition to the literature on durability...an essential reference source...' - The Indian Concrete Journal