Intelligent monitoring of concrete structures (C661)
Management of concrete structures requires an understanding of the deterioration processes involved and the rate at which they proceed. Intelligent monitoring is automated monitoring which explicitly provides information on current condition and deterioration rates to assist in predicting the remaining life of a component or structure. Surface mounted or embedded sensors may be used to monitor various aspects of structural condition, reinforcement corrosion, and the environment in and around a concrete structure.
Keywords: concrete and structures, materials, design and buildability, building technology, materials technology, in-situ testing and instrumentation, underground construction, transport infrastructure, facilities management
Author: N R Buenfeld, R D Davies, A Karimi, A L Gilbertson
Number of pages: 126 (paperback)
Date of Publication: January 2008