Accession Number : ADA254812


Title :   Evaluation and Repair of Concrete Slabs


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


Corporate Author : FLORIDA UNIV GAINESVILLE DEPT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING


Personal Author(s) : Siegfried, Robert W


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a254812.pdf


Report Date : Jan 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 131


Abstract : Concrete is normally thought of as a solid, reliable, and mostly maintenance-free construction material. Indeed, if properly designed, produced and placed, concrete will provide long service with little maintenance. But, all structures inevitably age and deteriorate, regardless of how well they were designed and built. In today's economic climate, the demand for new construction has diminished significantly. Owners are looking for ways to cut costs, and of ten end up renovating more and building less. In this environment, construction professionals must be thoroughly knowledgeable of how to properly renovate and repair concrete structures, and how to ensure the new facilities they build will remain durable, and not deteriorate prematurely.


Descriptors :   *CONCRETE , *FAILURE(MECHANICS) , *CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS , MAINTENANCE , ENVIRONMENTS , AGING(MATERIALS) , ECONOMICS , MATERIALS , SOLIDS , DEFECTS(MATERIALS) , CONSTRUCTION , DETERIORATION , TOLERANCES(MECHANICS) , STANDARDS , CLIMATE , REPAIR , COSTS , CRACKING(FRACTURING) , DAMAGE ASSESSMENT , STRUCTURES , BUILDINGS , THESES


Subject Categories : Ceramics, Refractories and Glass
      Construction Equipment, Materials & Supplies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE