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Non-destructive assessment of concrete durability of the National Museum of Western Art in Japan

Author(s): K. I. Imamoto, A. Tanaka, M. Kanematsu
Paper category: Proceedings
Book title: Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Concrete under Severe Conditions – Environment and Loading
Editor(s): Z.J. Li, W. Sun, C.W. Miao, K.Sakai, O.E. Gjřrv, N.Banthia
ISBN: 978-2-35158-124-7
e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-134-6
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2013
Pages: 420-429
Total Pages: 10
Language : English

Abstract: The National Museum of Western Art (NMWA), designed by Le Corbusier and constructed in 1959, is an important cultural landmark of Japan. A working group (Chairman: Prof. Hiroyuki Suzuki, Aoyamagakuin Univ.) established under the Architectural Institute of Japan, assessed the condition of the structural concrete of this building, with the aim of devising a maintenance strategy in order to register the building as a national heritage site. This paper reports on the phenomenon responsible for the degradation and deterioration of the structural concrete members in the NMWA building, such as the steel corrosion risks due to carbonation. Non-destructive test (NDT) methods were employed for measuring the air permeability of the concrete cover and the cover thickness in order to assess the steel bar corrosion risk due to carbonation.

Online publication : 2013
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros) : 0.00

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