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Contribution à la mise au point d'une procédure de caractérisation quantitative des surfaces en béton en vue de travaux de réfection

by Bélair Jr, Normand

Abstract (Summary)
The subject of this master is surface preparation of concrete for repair works. The main objective aims at developing a quantitative characterization method for the prepared surfaces. The project also includes two specific objectives: evaluate the influence of preparation methods on the integrity of concrete surfaces and verify the existence of a correlation between the surface roughness and the bond of the concrete repair. In order to achieve these goals, the project was divided into three parts where several experimental tests were carried out, as well as a modeling of the bond test.

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.

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Bibliographical Information:

Advisor:Bissonnette, Benoît

School:Université Laval

School Location:Canada - Quebec / Québec

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:génie civil

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Date of Publication:12/01/2005

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