Concrete structures durability and repair

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dc.contributor.author Sahafnia, Mahdi
dc.date.accessioned 2017-12-04T22:16:48Z
dc.date.available 2017-12-04T22:16:48Z
dc.date.issued 2018-12-01 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/38425
dc.description.abstract Reinforced concrete exceptional durability is a major reason why it is the most popular structural material in many infrastructures around the world. Most concrete structures serve for several decades; therefore problems of concrete durability gradually arise. To insure that concrete structures perform functionally, it is necessary to maintain and inspect them regularly. The durability of the reinforced concrete structures generally depends on four major factors: structure design and construction, maintenance, concrete aggregates, and environmental conditions. The most common causes of concrete deterioration are carbonation, design and construction errors, alkali-aggregate reactions, freeze-thaw cycles, and corrosion. Each type of concrete deterioration has its own signs and characteristics. Choosing the best repair technique to address concrete deterioration requires specific analysis and tests to find the cause of the deterioration and the extent of the damage. This study analyzes concrete structures inspection techniques to recognize the source of the problem and the part of the structure which has been affected. Choosing the most proper repair and strengthening techniques to prevent the structure from getting exposed to any further environmental and chemical are the next steps. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University en
dc.subject Concrete en_US
dc.subject Concrete durability
dc.title Concrete structures durability and repair en_US
dc.type Report en_US
dc.description.degree Master of Science en_US
dc.description.level Masters en_US
dc.description.department Department of Civil Engineering en_US
dc.description.advisor Asadollah Esmaeily en_US
dc.date.published 2018 en_US
dc.date.graduationmonth December en_US


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