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HOW TO CONSTRUCT DURABLE CONCRETE STRUCTURES

Achieving Durability of Concrete Structures: The durable concrete structures are to be conceptualised, specified, designed, contracted, constructed and maintained. To achieve the design life of the structure at reasonable maintenance cost, the following aspects are required to be taken care ...

Types of Chemical Attacks on Concrete Structures

Introduction When a concrete structure is prone to chemical actions its durability gets affected. The chemicals may cause cracking of concrete, volume change and deterioration of structure. The life of structure reduces and it can lead to failure of structures. Different ...

Selection of Durable Construction Materials for Concrete Structures

Durable concrete construction requires selection of durable construction materials. Selection and properties of these construction materials are discussed. Achieving  Durability for Concrete Structures The  durable  concrete structures  are  to  be  conceptualized, specified,  designed,  contracted,  constructed  and  maintained.  To  achieve  the design  life  ...

Permeability Test for Concrete Cover to Reinforcement

The durability of concrete structures depends on the permeability of reinforcement cover by concrete. It is this thin layer of concrete over reinforcement on which life of a structure depends. The permeability tester for concrete cover is a non-destructive instrument for ...

Chloride Attack on Concrete Structures – Cause and Prevention

Chloride Attack on Concrete Structures is one of the most important phenomena we consider when we deal with the durability of concrete. Among all sources of failure of concrete structures, the chloride attack accounts 40% contribution. The main effect of chloride attack ...

CARBONATION OF CONCRETE STRUCTURES

Carbonation of concrete Structures The microstructure of concrete is such that it has capillary pores to the extent of 28%. The extent of pores depends upon quality of concrete and the presence of water at the time of mixing ...

TEMPERATURE EFFECTS ON CONCRETE

THERMAL MOVEMENT IN CONCRETE As with any material, concrete will expand and contract as the temperature rises and falls. The size of movement depends upon the change in temperature and the coefficient of thermal expansion o f concrete. The coefficient of thermal ...