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Concrete Durability

 Concrete Durability

Concrete Durability

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. Furthermore, the operation of infrastructure beyond the originally intended service life is becoming an increasingly common scenario. Thus, the durability of construction materials is of more concern to civil engineers than ever before.
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. Moreover, measures to optimize the durability performance of concrete structures often find themselves in conflict with
structural and aesthetic design requirements.

Over the past decade, the introduction of new U.K. and European standards has sought to readdress the issue of the durability of concrete structures in a comprehensive manner. However, negotiating the resulting body of standards and guidance can be a daunting prospect for anyone unfamiliar with their content.

Concrete Durability

This book individually examines all of the major physical and chemical mechanisms that threaten the durability of concrete and addresses the options available for achieving appropriate durability, with emphasis on the approaches addressed by standards. It also provides a coverage of procedures for durability assessment, testing of structures, and repair and rehabilitation methods.
This book has been written with an audience of graduate students and young professionals in mind.

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