Contribution à la mise au point d'une procédure de caractérisation quantitative des surfaces en béton en vue de travaux de réfection
The first experimental part evaluates the integrity of the prepared surfaces. The tests revealed that damage in concrete decreases significantly the resistance of the prepared surface. The second part presents the results on the development and validation of a new quantitative evaluation method of prepared surfaces. The method makes it possible to quickly carry out characterization tests (approximately 2 hours) on prepared surfaces (horizontal, vertical or overhanging). The third experimental part deals with the study of the surface roughness and the bond of concrete repairs. This last segment includes an experimental and modeling part. The results show that substrate damage is more critical than surface roughness. In fact, no correlation between surface roughness and bond of concrete repairs was observed on the studied observation scale. Finally, recommendations are given for acceptance criteria relating to the surface preparation and adhesion of the in place repair.
School Location:Canada - Quebec / Québec
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Date of Publication:12/01/2005