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Concrete Solutions 2011

Edited by Michael Grantham, Viktor Mechtcherine, Ulrich Schneck

CRC Press – 2012 – 870 pages

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    September 8th 2011


The Concrete Solutions series of International Conferences on Concrete Repair began in 2003, with a conference held in St. Malo, France in association with INSA Rennes, followed by the second conference in 2006 ( with INSA again, at St. Malo, France), and the third conference in 2009 (in Padova and Venice, in association with the University of Padova). Now in 2011, the event is being held in Dresden in Germany and has brought together some 112 papers from 33 countries.

Whereas electrochemical repair tended to dominate the papers in earlier years, new developments in structural strengthening with composites have been an increasingly important topic, with a quarter of the papers now focusing on this area. New techniques involving Near Surface Mounted (NSM) carbon fibre rods, strain hardening composites, and new techniques involving the well established carbon fibre and polyimide wrapping and strengthening systems are presented. Seventeen papers concentrate on case studies which are all-important in such conferences, to learn about what works (and what doesn’t work) on real structures. Thirteen papers are devoted to new developments in Non-Destructive Testing (NDT). Other topics include service life modelling, fire damage, surface protection methods and coatings, patch repair, general repair techniques and whole life costing.

This book is essential reading for anyone engaged in the concrete repair field, from engineers, to academics and students and also to clients, who, as the end user, are ultimately responsible for funding these projects and making those difficult decisions about which system or method to use.



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Case studies

Case study for the construction repair of destructive skeleton concrete building by lateral forces, A.S.A. Al-Ameeri

Analysis of damage and repair techniques of cracked structural elements in an underground part of a high RC building, G. Dmochowski, J. Dudkiewicz & P. Berkowski

The refurbishment of Bideford Longbridge, J. Drewett & N. Bott

Concept of concrete slab repairs of a flood water dry reservoir, A. Duber & A. Pawlowski

An innovative repair and refurbishment of an underground car park in Dresden, Germany, H. Esteves, U. Hammer, S. Mayer & P. Chess

Damage evaluation and repair proposals for reinforced concrete foundations with corrosion damage, and power line towers on a lagoon, Colima, Mexico, A. Garduno & A. Reyes

Diagnosis and repair of cracking to an old 1880’s concrete house for Channel 4 Television, UK, M.G. Grantham, S. Pitchers & S. Jones

Vulnerability assessment of the concrete tanks storage at natural hazards, H. Hammoum, K. Bouzelha, N.E. Hannachi & D. Serre

From concrete repair to concrete conservation: How to preserve the heritage values of historic concrete, H.A. Heinemann, H. Zijlstra, R.P.J. van Hees & T.G. Nijland

Stitching the past—“The strengthening of two heritage marine structures in Jersey with needling technology”, S. Hold

Strengthening and rehabilitation of two damaged bridges in the motorway M-410 in Madrid, C. Jurado Cabañes

Extent of condition assessment of concrete building—practical experiences, J. Lahdensivu & S. Varjonen

Fabrication technology-related cracking of prestressed concrete elements, A.-T. Mircea

Proposal for the retrofit of the world heritage site of Arge Bam after earthquake damage, J. Motamed & A.M. Alani

Corrosion damage of centrifuged reinforced concrete elements, I. Pepenar

Investigation of a repair system in a concrete jetty in the Persian Gulf, R. Rashetnia, A. Dousti, F. Moradi-Marani & M. Shekarchi

Non-destructive diagnosis and repair of 300 concrete columns beneath a shopping mall under full operation, U. Schneck

Electrochemical repair

Use of electrochemical migration to mitigate alkali-silica reaction in large scale concrete structures, A.F. Bentivegna, E.R. Giannini & K.J. Folliard

Maintenance of transport structures using electrochemical solutions, R. Brueckner, C. Atkins, A. Foster, R. Merola & P. Lambert

A new approach for the patch repair of car parks using galvanic anodes, C. Christodoulou, J. Webb, G. Glass, S. Austin & C. Goodier

Short-term benefits of cathodic protection of steel in concrete, J. Pacheco, R.B. Polder, A.L.A. Fraaij & J.M.C. Mol

Performance and working life of cathodic protection systems for concrete structures, R.B. Polder, D. Worm, W. Courage & G. Leegwater

Galvanic corrosion protection of steel in concrete with a zinc mesh anode embedded into a solid electrolyte (EZA), W. Schwarz, F. Müllner & A. van den Hondel

General repair

Punching strengthening of two-way slabs using a prestressing technique, T.F. El-Shafiey & A.M. Atta

Preconditioning concrete for better freeze-thaw durability, A. Badr

Effect of using corrosion inhibitors on concrete properties and their activity, H.M. Al-Baghdadi & A.M.A. Amir

The use of performance-based specifications to prevent repair of reinforced concrete structures, H. Beushausen

An experimental study on the inhibition of calcium nitrite, amino alcohol and sodium fluorophosphate as reinforced concrete protection, A. El shami, M. Choinska, S. Bonnet, P. Mounanga & A. Khelidj

Hybrid connections—the sustainable approach for prefabricated frame structures, A. Faur & C. Mircea

Pumping influence on fresh properties of self-consolidating concrete, N. Ghafoori, H. Diawara, D. Nyknahad, M. Barfield & M.S. Islam

A comparative study of anti-corrosion products for the protection of reinforcement in monuments, A. Gralińska-Grubecka & J.W. Łukaszewicz

Comparison of concrete expansion and stiffness due to alkali-silica reactivity, M.S. Islam & N. Ghafoori

Evaluation of restrained shrinkage of repair materials under the local environment of Riyadh, M.I. Khan, T.H. Almusallam, S.H. Alsayed, Y.A. Al-Salloum & A.A. Almosa

Experimental research of the intensity of corrosion processes influence by tensile stress for reinforcing steel covered with polymer sulphur composites, M. Książek

Corrosion analysis of reinforced geopolymer concretes, K. Kupwade-Patil, E.N. Allouche, S. Vaidya & E.I. Diaz-Loya

The role of ascorbic acid on the adsorption to passive iron surface, H. Tian, W. Li, B. Hou & D. Wang

Geopolymer concrete: A concrete of the next decade, D.B. Raijiwala & H.S. Patil

Numerical investigation on the effect of concrete-FRP bond on the flexural behavior of RC beams, S. Sajedi, F. Ghassemzadeh, M. Shekarchi, F. Faraji & M. Soleimani

Evaluation of the hydration of concrete mixtures by ultrasonic testing, A.A. Shah & Y. Ribakov

Self crack healing of strain hardening cementitious composite incorporating expansive agent and crystalline additive, K. Sisomphon, O. Copuroglu & E.A.B. Koenders

Properties of fine cement concretes with carbonaceous nanoparticles, S.N. Tolmachev & O.A. Belichenko

The search for alternative reinforcement materials for concrete, H.G. Wheat & S. Dale

Determination of the crack self-healing capacity of bacterial concrete, V. Wiktor & H.M. Jonkers

Degradation mechanism and repair technology of a concrete structure of a railway ballastless track, Z. Yi, H. Li, Y. Xie & Y. Tan

Non destructive testing and diagnosis of problems

Computerized assessment of the moisture and thermal originated deterioration of concrete facades, F. Al-Neshawy, J. Piironen & J. Puttonen

Non-destructive electrical resistivity measurement technique: Evaluation of concrete strengths, N.H. El-Ashkar

Applicability of an electromagnetic wave method for estimation of chloride content of coastal structures, J. Nojima & T. Mizobuchi

A fundamental study on quantitative assessment of steel corrosion by a new NDT method with induction heating, K. Kobayashi, R. Nakamura, K. Rokugo & S. Nakazawa

Comparative study of techniques to evaluate the corrosion activity of rebars embedded in concrete, E. Marie-Victoire, A. Proust, V. L’Hostis & F. Vallot

Evaluation of mechanical parameters in repair concrete with impact-echo test method, S.R. Moghadam, M.H. Eftekhar, M. Shekarchi, S. Javidmehr, A. Dousti & M. Valipour

Wireless localization of areas with a high corrosion risk on reinforced concrete structures, K. Reichling & M. Raupach

Automated multi-sensor systems in civil engineering for condition assessment of concrete structures, M. Stoppel, A. Taffe, H. Wiggenhauser, J.H. Kurz & C. Boller

A study on non-destructive measurement using Prompt Gamma-ray Analysis of chloride profile in concrete, I. Ujike, S. Okazaki, M. Yamate & H. Matsue

NDT based evaluation of rubber modified self-compacting concrete, M. Usman, M. Rahman & A. Al-Ghalib

Evaluation of bridge decks using Ground Probing Radar (GPR), V. Utsi & A. Birtwisle

Structural life management system of box culverts for power transmission lines, S.K. Woo, Y.C. Song, J.H. Jo, J.H. Park & Y. Lee

Modular Corrosion Measurement System (CMS) for electrochemical NDT, K. Ahlborn, F. Berthold, W. Vonau, H. Grünzig, U. Schneck, H. Jahn & J. Köhler

Patch repair

Application of polymer concrete in repair of concrete structures: A literature review R. Allahvirdizadeh, R. Rashetnia, A. Dousti & M. Shekarchi

Benchmarking laboratory investigated locally available repair materials against their manufacturer’s data sheets, M.I. Khan, T.H. Almusallam, S.H. Alsayed, Y.A. Al-Salloum & A.A. Almosa

Influence of selected aspects of the mixture proportioning on the performance of repair mortars, P. Ramge, H.-C. Kühnen & B. Meng

A rational method for calculation of restrained shrinkage stresses in repaired concrete members, S. Sajedi, A. Razavizadeh, Z. Minaii, F. Ghassemzadeh & M. Shekarchi

Discussion on crack path of interface between concrete and polymer cement mortar, K. Yamada, A. Satoh, T. Homma, S. Ishiyama & Y. Shinohara

Scaling resistance and application of cementitious repair mortars for concrete barriers, W. Yang, Y. Ge, X. Cai & X. Chen

Repair of fire damage

Basic techniques for the damage assessment of concrete members after fire, E. Annerel & L. Taerwe

Behaviour of concrete containing lightweight expanded clay aggregates under high temperatures, H. Kew, T. Donchev & N. Petkune

Fire damaged concrete—the potential for on-going deterioration post-fire in concrete heated to temperatures of less than 300°C, M.A. Eden

Flexural behavior of partially restrained beams of self compacting concrete exposed to fire flame, G. Habeeb & A. Al-Juborry

Assessment of fire damage of an old RC structure, Gh. Petrovay & C. Mircea

Assessing concrete repair after thermal exposure: Effect of aggregates on 3D response, G. Xotta, V.A. Salomoni & C.E. Majorana

Service life modelling

The application of simple modeling techniques to corrosion induced deterioration of reinforced concrete, J.P. Broomfield

A critical examination of the chloride migration test to assess the resistance of concrete against chloride ingress, J.J.W. Gulikers

Calculating the need for repair of concrete facades in the Finnish climate, A. Köliö & J. Lahdensivu

Prediction of reliability of utility tunnel structures subject to dynamic loads, M. Kurgansky, V. Gaponov & S. Pavlov

Service life prediction of underground concrete pipes subjected to corrosion, M. Mahmoodian & C.Q. Li

Repairing structures for nuclear facilities: A numerical approach by means of FEM and Monte Carlo techniques, B. Pomaro, V.A. Salomoni, C.E. Majorana, F. Gramegna & G. Prete

Multi-physics numerical model for the repair of concrete structures, G. Sciumè & B.A. Schrefler

Strengthening materials and techniques/repair with composites Damage and repair quantification in reinforced concrete beams using vibration data, A. Al-Ghalib, F. Mohammad, M. Rahman & J. Chilton

Flexural behaviour of concrete beams reinforced with CFRP composites, M.K. Ali, D.B. Tann & A.I. Abu-Tair

Safety of RC highway bridges strengthened with CFRP; flexural and shear limit states, O. Ali & D. Bigaud

Strengthening of rectangular reinforced concrete columns using fiber glass reinforced polymers, A.H. Elzanaty, H.M. Allam & A. Fawzi

FRP strengthening of shear walls with openings, K. Behfarnia, A. Sayah & Sh. Eghtesadi

Using mineral based composites for shear strengthening concrete members, T. Blanksvärd & B. Täljsten

Behaviour of RC elements internally reinforced with BFRP at elevated temperatures, T. Donchev, P.L. Blanco & P.S. Shah

Rehabilitation of reinforced concrete beams with insufficient longitudinal reinforcement lap-splice length using FRP sheets, M.M. Sayed & T.M. Elrakib

Strengthening of T section RC beams in shear using CFRP, E.E. Etman

Concrete repair and strengthening with ultra ductile micro-mesh reinforced mortar, C. Flohrer, M. Tschötschel & S. Hauser

Applied research and recent developments on composite material technology for structural strengthening, E. Fyfe, M. Karantzikis & C. Kolyvas

Flexural behavior of CFRP-strengthened and corroded reinforced concrete beams, M. Hussein

Using steel fibred high strength concrete for repairing normal strength concrete beams and slabs, I. Iskhakov, Y. Ribakov, K. Holschemacher & T. Mueller

Improving the flexural performance of reinforced concrete one-way slabs, K.K. Shadhan, A.S.A. Al-Ameeri & N.H. Ali

Time-dependent behaviour of CFRP-strengthened reinforced concrete beams, M. Kaminski, E. Kusa & D. Demski

Behaviour of damaged RC beams repaired with NSM CFRP rods, A. Kreit, A. Castel, R. Francois & F. Al-Mahmoud

Strengthening of reinforced concrete beam-column joints using ferrocement, B. Li & E.S.S. Lam

Engineered Cementitious Composite as a durability protective layer for concrete, Y. Lin, L. Wotherspoon, J.M. Ingham, A. Scott & D. Lawley

Three-dimensional modeling of externally repaired beams using FRP sheets during short and long term loading, G. Mazzucco, V.A. Salomoni & C.E. Majorana

Strengthening/retrofitting of masonry by using thin layers of Sprayed Strain-Hardening Cement-Based Composites (SSHCC), V. Mechtcherine, A.-E. Bruedern & T. Urbonas

A comparative study for shear strengthening techniques of reinforced concrete beams using FRP, A.M. Morsy, N.H. El-Ashkar & K.M. Helmi

Repairing reinforced concrete rectangular columns using ferrocement laminates, S.M. Mourad & M.J. Shannag

Residual strength of CFRP strengthened beams after heating and cooling, D. Petkova & T. Donchev

Strain hardening cement-based composites for repair layers on cracked concrete surfaces, C. Wagner & V. Slowik

Flexural strengthening of RC-structures by textile reinforced concrete in practical application, S. Weiland, E. Lorenz, Ch. Hankers & D. Matzdorff

Restoring the bearing capacity of circular tunnel linings with the help of high-strength carbon fibre mesh, A.A. Shilin, V. Gaponov, E.Z. Axelrod & S.S. Zalomov

UHPFRC composition optimization for application in rehabilitation of RC structures, M. Skazlić, K. Ille & M. Ille

Surface protection methods and materials

Quality control of hydrophobic coatings with an integrated marker element by Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS), K. Bienert, H. Schalk, A. Molkenthin, G. Wilsch, S. Goldschmidt & E. Niederleithinger

Surface protection of high performance architectural concrete, V.R. Falikman, Yu. V. Sorokin & V.V. Deniskin

Coatings and overlays for concrete affected by alkali-silica reaction, E.R. Giannini, A.F. Bentivegna & K.J. Folliard

Whole life costing

Life cycle cost analysis of reinforced concrete structures cast with self-compacting concrete and normally vibrated concrete, K.K. Sideris, A. Georgiadis, N. Anagnostopoulos, P. Manita & E. Skarlatos

Epoxy-coated reinforcement—life cycle cost considerations, M. Zintel, C. Gehlen & B. Prust

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Description: Edited by Michael Grantham, Viktor Mechtcherine, Ulrich Schneck. The Concrete Solutions series of International Conferences on Concrete Repair began in 2003, with a conference held in St. Malo, France in association with INSA Rennes, followed by the second conference in 2006 ( with INSA again, at St. Malo, France),...
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