Locating Reinforcement in Concrete


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Title: Locating Reinforcement in Concrete

Author(s): Luke M. Snell

Publication: Concrete International

Volume: 8

Issue: 4

Appears on pages(s): 19-23


Date: 4/1/1986

An evaluation of the cover and spacing of reinforcement in an existing concrete structure is usually performed by selective testing and statistical determination. There are two similar but distinctly different reasons why reinforcement cover and spacing may be required: to determine if the reinforcement is in compliance with the contract specifications, and to analyze a building for which the contract documents are not available. This paper illustrates techniques that can be used to analyze both types of structures. The paper also presents the types of statistical information that must be considered in the evaluation of an existing concrete structure.