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Title: Towards a Quantitative Measure of Durability of Concrete Structural Members
Author(s): H. Roper, D. Baweja, and G. Kirkby
Publication: Special Publication
Appears on pages(s): 639-658
Keywords: concrete durability; deterioration; measurement;
nondestructive tests; structural members.
Abstract:Brief consideration is given to the uses of a quantitative measure of durability of concrete structural members. A classification scheme of structures, elements, and causes and effects is reviewed by the use of examples. Any quantitative measure of durability of in-situ structural members must be based on data gathered using non-destructive test methods. For any phenomenon such as cracking, corrosion or spalling which influences durability, three factors must be considered, viz. a method of measurement of the phenomenon, the intensity of the phenomenon, and its distribution over the observed area.
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