Diagnostic approach to concrete durability

Chandrasekhar Reddy K

Prior to undertake any repair or rehabilitation measure it is imperative to understand the process that leads to progressive deterioration of concrete and its causes. Appearing of cracks in concrete by itself is not the defect; indeed it is the manifestation of the defect. A keen understanding of crack mechanism and its contributors not only helps in arriving appropriate repair measure but also helps us to take precautionary measures during the mixing, placing and curing of concrete.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.24327/ijcar.2017.5057.0644