ANALYSIS OF DEFECTS IN CONCRETE AND BRICK STRUCTURES DURING CONSTRUCTION AND IN SERVICE

THIS STUDY CONCERNS THE CAUSES OF DISTRESS OR FAILURE OF PERMANENT AND TEMPORARY STRUCTURES DURING CONSTRUCTION AND IN SERVICE. THE MAIN OBJECTIVES ARE TO ANALYZE THE CAUSES OF THE MOST FREQUENTLY OCCURING FAILURES AND ADVERSE PERFORMANCE OF STRUCTURES, AND TO INVESTIGATE THE PATHOLOGY OF MATERIALS, ERRORS IN DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION, ETC. THE TYPES OF STRUCTURES CONSIDERED ARE: BUILDINGS, FACTORIES, SCHOOLS, TANKS AND, TO A LESSER EXTENT, BRIDGES AND EARTHWORKS. THE MATERIALS DISCUSSED ARE MAINLY CONCRETE, BRICKWORK AND SOILS, THE PRINCIPAL EFFECTS DISCUSSED ARE: GRAVITY AND LATERAL FORCES, TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE CHANGES, CREEP AND SHRINKAGE, SETTLEMENT, DEFECTS AND DETERIORATION OF MATERIALS WITH TIME, INADEQUATE WORKMANSHIP, FAULTY CONSTRUCTION, ERRORS AT THE DESIGN STAGE AND DURING CONSTRUCTION, AND LACK OF STABILITY. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Dept of Environment Dir Gen /UK

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  • Authors:
    • Smolira, M
  • Publication Date: 1972-10

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 142 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00215758
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: R & D Rpt
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 9 1973 12:00AM