A life in non-destructive testing!

Author(s): M.G. Grantham
Paper category: Conference
Book title: Concrete Repair, Rehabilitation and Retrofitting III (ICCRRR)
Editor(s): M.G. Alexander, H.-D. Beushausen, F. Dehn, P. Moyo
Print ISBN: 978-0-415-89952-9
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Pages: 17 – 19
Total Pages: 3
Language: English

This paper reviews the career history of Professor Michael Grantham, from humble beginnings as a laboratory technician to his present status as a well known author in the NDT and concrete repair field. It begins with an introduction into the state of the art of NDT in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s and charts his experiences in construction materials testing, bridge inspections, and later work on other structures . The state of knowledge over that time has changed enormously, with contemporary durability standards simply not being sufficient to provide durable structures against the action of de-icing salt and marine salt especially. Pitting corrosion in bridge substructures had not been identified and it was work under contract to the then Department of Transport that revealed this phenomenon. At the same time, the industry went through a phase of different problems: High Alumina Cement (HAC), Alkali Silica Reaction (ASR), Delayed Ettringite Formation (DEF), all of which required some considerable testing and research. A number of case studies illustrating the wide range of problems encountered are given.

Online publication: 2014
Publication Type: abstract_only
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