At present, durability of concrete is controlled by specifying the materials to be used, the methods of mixing, placing, curing and so on. This approach is often unsatisfactory and it is a common objective of concrete researchers and engineers to develop performance criteria which allow the potential durability of a particular concrete mix or structure to be estimated. Performance Criteria for Concrete Durability explains key aspects of concrete durability, the relationship 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 subject to carbonation, chlorides, abrasions etc. This state-of-the-art Report has been 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.
, J. Kropp
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27 July 1995
Professional and scholarly
Further / Higher Education
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.
Reviews for Performance Criteria for Concrete Durability
'...a state-of-the-art report...a valuable addition to the literature on durability...an essential reference source...' - The Indian Concrete Journal