Keynote Paper - Performance Monitoring for Sustainable Concrete Infrastructure

William John McCarter

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Abstract

Satisfactory guidelines for ensuring adequate reinforced concrete durability can only be developed by monitoring concrete performance under a range of field exposure conditions over an extended period of time. Only then can there be a move from prescriptive durability specifications (minimum grade, maximum water-binder ratio, and minimum cement content) to performance-based methods. The situation is also made more complex by the range of cements now available - BS EN 197 defines a total of 27 products in the family of common cements. Implementation of both design for durability and performance-based standards and specifications are limited by the lack of rapid, simple, science-based test methods for characterizing the transport properties and deterioration resistance of concrete. This paper presents an overview of performance-based specification and developments in the application of electrical property measurements as a testing methodology in evaluating the relative performance of concrete mixes. The technique lends itself to in-situ monitoring thereby allowing measurements to be obtained on the as-placed concrete.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of Civil Engineering Research in Ireland Conference 2016
EditorsJamie Goggins
Place of PublicationIreland
PublisherCivil Engineering Research Association of Ireland
Pages15-20
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9780957395725
Publication statusPublished - 29 Aug 2016
EventCivil Engineering Research in Ireland 2016 - Galway, Ireland
Duration: 29 Aug 201630 Aug 2016

Conference

ConferenceCivil Engineering Research in Ireland 2016
Abbreviated titleCERI 2016
Country/TerritoryIreland
CityGalway
Period29/08/1630/08/16

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