Determining Location of Reinforcement in Concrete


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Title: Determining Location of Reinforcement in Concrete

Author(s): Luke M. Snell

Publication: Special Publication

Volume: 285


Appears on pages(s): 1-6

Keywords: Coring, Investigation, Reinforcement, Tolerance

Date: 5/1/2012

This paper is based on a presentation in honor of Dov Kaminetzky’s long-term interest in how to use reinforcement location techniques in evaluating concrete structures. All methods of locating reinforcement are spot specific and can be used to determine the location of a particular reinforcement. In most cases, the engineer or contractor needs to confidently determine the location of the entire reinforcement system used in a member. This requires a detailed sampling plan to be developed and to use appropriate statistical methods. This paper describes four different reasons why reinforcement may need to be located within a structure and present a statistical method that is appropriate for each of these methods.