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Recommendations of RILEM TC177-MDT: Masonry Durability and on-site Testing MD.E.1 Determination of moisture distribution and level using radar in masonry built with regular units



Title: Recommendations of RILEM TC177-MDT: Masonry Durability and on-site Testing
MD.E.1 Determination of moisture distribution and level using radar in masonry built with regular units
Author(s): RILEM TC 177-MDT
Paper category : journal
Serial title: Materials and Structures
Abreviated Serial title: Mater. Struct.
ISSN: 1359-5997
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Volume: 38
Issue: 276
Issue date: 2005-03-01
Publication year: 2005
Pages: 283 - 288
Total Pages: 6
Nb references: 20
Language: English


Abstract: There is an enduring interest in the durability of masonry acting as a composite material especially because a very large proportion of the world’s heritage buildings and civil engineering structures are predominantly constructed from this material.
There is a continuing need for information on the best way to maintain a state of good preservation of masonry and on sympathetic techniques for repair and reinstatement of deteriorated masonry.
A major factor in cause of damage to masonry is an elevated moisture content.
Before conducting any repairs, it is important to assess the moisture situation of a structure to be able to identify the causes of moisture as well as to determine the moisture content and its distribution rapidly and, whenever possible, non-destructively.
This Pulsed RADAR based technique is non-destructive, can be performed from one accessible side of a wall and facilitates determination over wide areas of a structure to give a more comprehensive picture of the state of a building than single – position tests such as drilling / coring.


Online publication: 2005-01-21
Classification: RILEM Technical Committees
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00
doi: 10.1617/14268


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