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Correlating Q-Factor Measurements to Other Parameters in Deteriorated Concrete

dc.contributor.advisorAmde, Amde M.en_US
dc.contributor.authorLijeron, Cintia Men_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-10-11T05:52:57Z
dc.date.available2008-10-11T05:52:57Z
dc.date.issued2008-08-21en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/8623
dc.description.abstractThe impact-echo technique is a nondestructive test used to detect flaws in concrete. Although deterioration can be quantified through the Q-factor, little is known about its relationship to other parameters. This research study explored possible correlations between Q-factors and other parameters including expansion change, weight change, and compression strength in deteriorated concrete. The effect of adding potassium carbonate to accelerate deterioration in concrete was also investigated. Two batches of concrete were used: a control batch with no additional potassium carbonate added and a batch made with a total of 2.06% of potassium carbonate by weight of cement. The specimens were deteriorated through the UMD Modified Duggan Cycle or one of two sets of Freeze-Thaw cycles. The specimens subjected to the heating cycle did not show strong correlations between Q-factors and the other parameters. However, those used in the first set of Freeze-Thaw cycles experienced heavy deterioration and showed strong correlations between Q-factors and expansion and weight change and those from the second set revealed even stronger correlations.en_US
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dc.titleCorrelating Q-Factor Measurements to Other Parameters in Deteriorated Concreteen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentCivil Engineeringen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledEngineering, Civilen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledQ-factoren_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledquantity Qen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledimpact-echo testen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolleddeteriorated concreteen_US


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