Handbook on Nondestructive Testing of Concrete Second Edition (Google eBook)

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CRC Press, Dec 29, 2003 - Technology & Engineering - 384 pages
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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.
  

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Contents

86 Standardization of the Pulse Velocity Method
8-9
87 Applications
8-10
88 Advantages and Limitations
8-14
Combined Methods
9-1
92 Historical Development
9-2
93 Combined Ultrasonic Pulse Velocity and Hardness Measurement Techniques
9-3
94 Conclusions
9-10
MagneticElectrical Methods
10-1

Penetration Resistance Methods
2-1
22 Probe Penetration Test System
2-2
23 Evaluation of the Probe Penetration Test
2-4
24 Pin Penetration Test
2-13
25 Standardization of Penetration Resistance Techniques
2-15
Pullout Test
3-1
32 Historical Background
3-2
33 Failure Mechanism
3-8
34 Statistical Characteristics
3-17
35 Applications
3-28
36 Concluding Remarks
3-36
The BreakOff Test Method
4-1
42 Theoretical Considerations
4-2
43 BO Test Equipment
4-3
44 Historical Background
4-4
45 Test Procedure
4-8
46 Evaluation of Test Specimens
4-13
47 Applications
4-14
48 Advantages and Limitations
4-15
The Maturity Method
5-1
52 Historical Background
5-2
53 Theoretical Basis
5-12
54 Application of Maturity Method
5-27
55 Standard Practice
5-39
56 Conclusion
5-41
PullOff Test and Permeation Tests
6-1
63 Measuring Concrete Permeation Properties
6-4
65 Concluding Remarks
6-11
Resonant Frequency Methods
7-1
71 Introduction
7-2
73 Other Methods of Resonant Frequent Testing
7-6
75 Resonant Frequency and Durability of Concrete
7-8
76 Reproducibility of Test Results
7-9
77 Correlation between Dynamic Modulus of Elasticity and Strength Properties of Concrete
7-11
710 Specialized Applications of Resonance Tests
7-14
712 Standardization of Resonant Frequency Methods
7-18
The Ultrasonic Pulse Velocity Method
8-1
82 Theory of Wave Propagation
8-2
83 Pulse Velocity Test Instrument
8-3
85 Factors Affecting Pulse Velocity
8-6
103 Electrical Methods
10-9
Methods to Evaluate Corrosion of Reinforcement
11-1
112 Principles of Corrosion
11-3
113 Corrosion of Steel in Concrete
11-6
114 HalfCell Potential Method
11-9
115 Concrete Resistivity
11-13
116 Polarization Resistance
11-16
117 Summary
11-20
RadioactiveNuclear Methods
12-1
122 General Principles
12-2
123 Radiometry
12-4
124 Radiography
12-12
125 NeutronGamma Techniques
12-19
ShortPulse Radar Methods
13-1
132 Principle of ShortPulse Radar
13-2
133 Instrumentation
13-4
134 Applications
13-7
135 Standardization of ShortPulse Radar Methods
13-19
Stress Wave Propagation Methods
14-1
142 Basic Principles
14-2
143 Test Methods
14-6
144 Summary
14-28
Infrared Thermographic Techniques
15-1
152 Historical Background
15-2
153 Theoretical Considerations
15-3
154 Testing Equipment
15-4
155 Testing Procedures
15-6
156 Case Histories
15-8
157 Advantages and Limitations
15-15
158 Summary
15-17
Acoustic Emission Methods
16-1
162 Historical Background
16-2
163 Theoretical Considerations
16-3
164 Evaluation of Acoustic Emission Signals
16-4
165 Instrumentation and Test Procedures
16-6
166 Parameters Affecting Acoustic Emissions from Concrete
16-8
167 Laboratory Studies of Acoustic Emission
16-9
168 Field Studies of Acoustic Emission
16-14
Index
1-1
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