The Challenges of Achieving Compatibility in Concrete Repair


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Title: The Challenges of Achieving Compatibility in Concrete Repair

Author(s): Alexander M. Vaysburd, Benoît Bissonnette, and Kurt F. von Fay During

Publication: Concrete International

Volume: 39

Issue: 12

Appears on pages(s): 37-43

Keywords: durability, corrosion, strength, design

Date: 12/1/2017

The issue of compatibility in engineered repair composite systems is usually ignored or misinterpreted by design engineers, often due to a lack of knowledge and/or misleading guidance. The authors discuss some of the critical issues concerning the achievement of compatibility in a concrete repair composite system and its influence on repair durability. They also point out important gaps in the industry’s basic knowledge of the subject.