Concrete Durability

Concrete is a highly durable material that is also capable of imparting protection to steel embedded within it. However, concrete structures are frequently required to function in a wide range of aggressive environments for long periods of service. The increasing importance placed on the whole-life performance of structures means that there is a growing demand for long service lives with minimal maintenance requirements. The durability of construction materials is of more concern to civil engineers than ever before. Measures to optimize the durability performance of concrete structures are often in conflict with structural and aesthetic design requirements. The introduction of new United Kingdom (UK) and European standards has sought to readdress the issue of the durability of concrete structures. This book will examine all of the major physical and chemical mechanisms that threaten the durability of concrete and the book will address the options available for achieving appropriate durability. The book also provides a coverage of procedures for durability assessment, testing of structures, and repair and rehabilitation methods.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: v.p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01525503
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780203862117
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 6 2014 11:34AM