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Author Bijen, Jan.
Title Durability of engineering structures [electronic resource] : design, repair and maintenance / Jan Bijen.
Publication Info. Boca Raton : CRC ; Cambridge : Woodhead, 2003.
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 Libraries Electronic Books  ELECTRONIC BOOK-Knovel    AVAIL. ONLINE
Description 1 online resource (xiii, 262 p.) : ill.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Description based on print version record.
Contents Cover -- Contents -- Preface -- About the author -- Acknowledgements -- 1 Introduction -- 2 Metals -- 2.1 General -- 2.2 Corrosion mechanisms -- 2.3 Corrosion types -- 2.4 Metal corrosion in practice -- 2.5 Protection of metals -- 2.6 References -- 3 Concrete -- 3.1 Introduction -- 3.2 Chemical degradation mechanisms -- 3.3 Frost ... thaw and de-icing salt damage -- 3.4 Reinforcement corrosion -- 3.5 Principles of protection and repair of concrete structures -- 3.6 Repair mortars -- 3.7 Crack repair methods -- 3.8 Protective surface treatments -- 3.9 Cathodic protection systems -- 3.10 Practical cases of repair -- 3.11 References -- 4 Wood -- 4.1 Introduction -- 4.2 Deterioration -- 4.3 Protection -- 4.4 Hazard and durability classes -- 4.5 Maintenance and restoration -- 4.6 Repair -- 4.7 References -- 5 New high-performance materials -- 5.1 Introduction -- 5.2 High-performance concrete -- 5.3 High-performance steel -- 5.4 Fibre-reinforced polymers -- 5.5 References -- 6 Strategies for durability design, maintenance and repair -- 6.1 Introduction -- 6.2 Definitions -- 6.3 Listing of deterioration mechanisms and effects -- 6.4 Approaches to design for service life -- 6.5 Probabilistic approach to service life design -- 6.6 Redundancy and over-design -- 6.7 Maintenance strategies -- 6.8 Life-cycle costing -- 6.9 Environmental life-cycle assessment -- 6.10 References -- 7 Case studies -- 7.1 Introduction -- 7.2 Specification -- 7.3 Case study 1: steel and concrete bridges in a warm marine environment -- 7.4 Repair of reinforced concrete floors -- 7.5 Wooden piles -- 7.6 References.
Summary Structures often deteriorate because not enough attention is given during the design stage. Designing for durability is often left to the structural designer or architect who does not have the necessary skills, and the result is all too often failure, incurring high maintenance and repair costs. Knowledge of the long-term behaviour of materials, building components and structures is the basis for avoiding these costs. This book is aimed at degree students in civil engineering, engineers, architects, contractors, plant managers, maintenance managers and inspection engineers.
Subject Strength of materials.
Structural engineering.
Materials -- Deterioration.
Building materials -- Service life.
Electronic books.
Related To Print version: Bijen, Jan. Durability of engineering structures. Boca Raton : CRC ; Cambridge : Woodhead, 2003 1855736950 0849317703 (OCoLC)52566877
Standard No. 747721157 761181006 779917579 793541748 814377607 824545891 838927764
ISBN 1855738562 (electronic bk.)
9781855738560 (electronic bk.)
9781613443538 (electronic bk.)
1613443536 (electronic bk.)
0849317703 (CRC Press)
9780849317705 (CRC Press)
1855736950
9781855736955
128037327X
9781280373275
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