Evaluation of repair systems - Basic principles

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Abstract

When decision on repair has been taken the available repair systems/methods must be evaluated with regard to the immediate requirements. For each type and cause of damage, there are normally only a few possible repair systems. These repair systems should be evaluated with regard to following 5 basic properties, or characteristics: 1) service life/durability, 2) structural stability/safety, 3) execution of work, 4) environmental effects, 5) economy/cost. Besides, factors of non-technical nature, such as disturbances of different kind during repair work, might have to be considered in the evaluation. It is desirable that the evaluation leads to quantitative results. It has however been realised that a quantitative assessment often is impossible to make due to lack of knowledge regarding underlying physical phenomenon and material properties. Hence, three different levels of evaluation have been suggested: 1) "Approved solution", 2) "Qualitative evaluation" and 3) "Quantitative evaluation".

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Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Materials Engineering

Keywords

  • Basic principles, Basic properties, Material property, Physical phenomena, Qualitative evaluations, Quantitative assessments, Quantitative evaluation, Quantitative result, Repair system, Repair works, Structural stabilities
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConcrete Repair, Rehabilitation and Retrofitting - Proceedings of the International Conference on Concrete Repair, Rehabilitation and Retrofitting, ICCRRR 2005
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Pages217-218
ISBN (Print)9780415396547
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedNo
Event1st International Conference on Concrete Repair, Rehabilitation and Retrofitting, ICCRRR 2005 - Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 2005 Nov 212005 Nov 23

Conference

Conference1st International Conference on Concrete Repair, Rehabilitation and Retrofitting, ICCRRR 2005
CountrySouth Africa
CityCape Town
Period2005/11/212005/11/23