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Experimental Evaluation of the Structural Integrity of the Repairs for Corrosion-Damaged Marine Piles

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2008
Summary:
Corrosion damage is the mam cause of deterioration for reinforced concrete marine structures. Given the current economic downturn, it has become increasingly important to repair existing structures with techniques that prolong their life-cycle. The process to identify suitable repairs is affected by the lack of a consistent methodology to predict the outcome of the repairs. This investigation intends to compare the performance of seven different repairs, in terms of corrosion resistance, structural integrity, and cost-effectiveness. Following initial exposure to corrosion, the specimens were repaired using the proposed techniques. They were then tested for durability under simulated tidal conditions with periodic corrosion monitoring. The structural integrity was evaluated by crack scoring and ultimate load testing, and a comprehensive evaluation matrix was prepared, to determine which repairs were most adequate for corrosion damage. The results of this investigation substantiate that the repairs including carbon wrapping, HDPE jacketing, and MMFX steel, outperformed the rest of the repairs.
Title: Experimental Evaluation of the Structural Integrity of the Repairs for Corrosion-Damaged Marine Piles.
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Name(s): Bolivar, Juan Carlos
Reddy, Dronnadula V., Thesis advisor
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Date Created: 2008
Date Issued: 2008
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 111 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: Corrosion damage is the mam cause of deterioration for reinforced concrete marine structures. Given the current economic downturn, it has become increasingly important to repair existing structures with techniques that prolong their life-cycle. The process to identify suitable repairs is affected by the lack of a consistent methodology to predict the outcome of the repairs. This investigation intends to compare the performance of seven different repairs, in terms of corrosion resistance, structural integrity, and cost-effectiveness. Following initial exposure to corrosion, the specimens were repaired using the proposed techniques. They were then tested for durability under simulated tidal conditions with periodic corrosion monitoring. The structural integrity was evaluated by crack scoring and ultimate load testing, and a comprehensive evaluation matrix was prepared, to determine which repairs were most adequate for corrosion damage. The results of this investigation substantiate that the repairs including carbon wrapping, HDPE jacketing, and MMFX steel, outperformed the rest of the repairs.
Identifier: FA00012506 (IID)
Degree granted: Thesis (M.S.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2008.
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): College of Engineering and Computer Science
Subject(s): Reinforced concrete--Corrosion
Underwater concrete construction--Maintenance and repair
Materials--Deterioration--Prevention
Fibrous composites--Evaluation
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