Handbook on Nondestructive Testing of Concrete Second Edition

V.M. Malhotra, Nicholas J. Carino

December 29, 2003 by CRC Press
Reference - 384 Pages - 8 Color & 232 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780849314858 - CAT# 1485


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  • Provides a comprehensive treatment of nondestructive test methods used to evaluate concrete structures
  • Summarizes surface hardness testing, as well as penetration resistance, pullout and break-off tests, maturity method, permeation properties, resonant frequency, and pulse velocity
  • Explores combined methods, in which multiple techniques are used to estimate strength
  • Highlights methods that measure non-strength characteristics such as moisture content, density, thickness, resistivity, and permeability
  • Examines methods of measuring steel reinforcement characteristics related to bar location, size, and corrosion
  • Describes magnetic, electrical, radioactive, nuclear, radar, stress wave, infrared thermography, and acoustic emission techniques
  • Summary

    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.