Condition control of existing structures by performance testing

Author(s): C. Gehlen, C. Dauberschmidt
Paper category: Workshop
Book title: International RILEM Workshop on Performance Based Evaluation and Indicators for Concrete Durability
Editor(s): V. Baroghel-Bouny, C. Andrade, R. Torrent, K. Scrivener
ISBN: 978-2-912143-95-2
Pages: 277 - 294
Total Pages: 18
Language: English

Performance based testing of existing structures is an important key issue to cover the task in providing safe and reliable structures. The information provided by performance testing at a specific structure is often used to confirm that the specifically required performance criteria are met. In case of non-conformity, the data provided may directly be used to prepare decisions on the extent/volume of a repair/strengthen measure.

As repair and strengthen measures are often not only of high economic relevance but also of relevance in ensuring structural safety at any part of the structure, the methods used for controlling structural condition have to be selected carefully in order to get not only the needed information at a specific location but also for the entire structure. In addition to that, the data interpretation including the data uncertainty have to be treated appropriately.

To examplify the general information given in this paper, an already built structure is introduced where condition control is/will be applied to optimise the structural life from the economic point of view without endangering the structural safety and functionality.

Online publication: 2007
Publication Type: full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00

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