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State-of-the-art applications of the pull-off test in civil engineering

State-of-the-art applications of the pull-off test in civil engineering In 1974, the concept of using pull-off test as a means of predicting the compressive strength of concrete was patented in the UK by Professor Long at Queen's University Belfast. Initially, the pull-off test was developed primarily aiming at unplanned in-situ strength determination. It was found later also particularly suited for assessment of bond strength of repairs. This test has now been accepted in British Standards, BS 1881-207:1992 for assessing the in-situ concrete strength in structures and BS EN 1542:1999 for assessing the bond strength between overlays and substrate concrete in patch repairs. In addition, BS 1881-201:1986 recommends it for quality control and long-term monitoring of hardened concretes. It has also been accepted in North America (ASTM C1583-04), Holland and some other countries for similar applications. This paper reviews its development history, principle, factors affecting the test results as well as its current applications in civil engineering fields. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Structural Engineering Inderscience Publishers

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Inderscience Publishers
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ISSN
1758-7328
eISSN
1758-7336
DOI
10.1504/IJStructE.2009.030028
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Abstract

In 1974, the concept of using pull-off test as a means of predicting the compressive strength of concrete was patented in the UK by Professor Long at Queen's University Belfast. Initially, the pull-off test was developed primarily aiming at unplanned in-situ strength determination. It was found later also particularly suited for assessment of bond strength of repairs. This test has now been accepted in British Standards, BS 1881-207:1992 for assessing the in-situ concrete strength in structures and BS EN 1542:1999 for assessing the bond strength between overlays and substrate concrete in patch repairs. In addition, BS 1881-201:1986 recommends it for quality control and long-term monitoring of hardened concretes. It has also been accepted in North America (ASTM C1583-04), Holland and some other countries for similar applications. This paper reviews its development history, principle, factors affecting the test results as well as its current applications in civil engineering fields.

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International Journal of Structural EngineeringInderscience Publishers

Published: Jan 1, 2009

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