Testing of Materials and Elements in Civil Engineering
Schabowicz, Krzysztof (editor)
This book was proposed and organized as a means to present recent developments in the field of testing of materials and elements in civil engineering. For this reason, the articles highlighted in this editorial relate to different aspects of testing of different materials and elements in civil engineering, from building materials to building structures. The current trend in the development of testing of materials and elements in civil engineering is mainly concerned with the detection of flaws and defects in concrete elements and structures, and acoustic methods predominate in this field. As in medicine, the trend is towards designing test equipment that allows one to obtain a picture of the inside of the tested element and materials. Interesting results with significance for building practices were obtained.
Keywordsrock bolt; grouting quality; dynamic response; natural frequency; finite element method; monitoring; historical masonry wall; hygrothermal processes; internal insulation; testing of building materials; test uncertainty; validation of test methods; sustainable test methods; recycling; foamed asphalt mixtures with cement (FAC); base layer; reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP); fatigue durability; GFRP; FRP reinforcement; shear; capacity; reinforced concrete beams; column; stiffness; FRCM; PBO mesh; PBO–FRCM; carpentry joints; scarf and splice joints; stop-splayed scarf joints (‘bolt of lightning’); static behaviour; experimental research; concrete; non-destructive testing; ultrasounds; ultrasonic tomography; acoustic methods; defects; diagnostic; detection; convolutional neural networks; transfer learning; monitoring FBG; power transmission tower; civil engineering; X-ray microtomography; microstructure characteristics; infiltration damage; high-strength concrete; steel fibres; flexural tensile strength; fracture energy; numerical analysis; concrete floors; compressive strength; strength distribution; industrial floors; ultrasound tests; ventilated facades; large-scale facade model; fire safety; fiber cement board; large-slab ceramic tile; plasterboards; moisture content; hydration processes; mechanical properties; ultrasound measurements; ESD resin; expansion joint; quasi-plastic material; energy absorption; asphalt mix; compaction index; volumetric parameters; stiffness modulus; moisture resistance; roughness; texture; close-range photogrammetry; bond strength; random field generation; semivariograms; hybrid truss bridge; steel–concrete connection joint; mechanical behavior; failure mode; strain; static test; static elastic modulus; dynamic elastic modulus; machine learning; P-wave; S-wave; resonance frequency test; nondestructive method; Al–Ti laminate; fracture; acoustic emission diagnostic; pattern recognition; clustering AE signal; storage systems; tab connector; flexural test; capable design moment; restrained ring test; autogenous shrinkage cracking; concrete cracking test; concrete shrinkage cracking test; restrined ring calibration; cement–fiber boards; acoustic emission method; k-means algorithm; wavelet analysis; fiber composites; ground penetrating radar (GPR); HMA dielectric constant; road pavement thickness estimation; early age concrete; damage processes detection before loading; strength of structures; aggregate; classification; wire mesh; roundness; tilting angle; opening size; concrete centrifugation; morphology; image processing; porosity; cement; waste paper sludge ash (WPSA); controlled low-strength material (CLSM); unconfined compressive strength; bearing capacity; backfill material; P-wave velocity; amplitude attenuation; resistivity; CT scan; sandstone; damage variable; nuclear magnetic resonance; spin-lattice relaxometry; proton; hydration kinetics; superplasticizer; ready-mixed concrete; construction material; quality assessment; conformity criteria; statistical-fuzzy method; FRTP; rivet; connection; polyethylene pipe; mechanical properties of polyethylene; resistance strain; computer simulation; residual shear stress; particle crushing; ring shear test; particle flow code (PFC2D); frictional work; fibre-reinforced concrete; recycled steel fibres; micro-computed tomography; scanning electron microscopy; tensile strength; reinforced concrete; diagnostic testing; corrosion; carbonation; galvanostatic pulse method; phase composition analysis; X-ray analysis; thermal analysis; quasi-brittle cement composites; low-module polypropylene fibres; elastic range; digital image correlation; Arcan shear test; wood; orthotropic shear modulus; elastic-plastic material; shear wave velocity; sand; bender elements test; grain-size characteristics; complex modulus; shrinkage analysis; reclaimed asphalt; mineral–cement emulsion mixtures; cement dusty by-products (UCPPs); degradation of glass panels; effective area ratio; relative mass loss; visible light transmittance; windblown sand; wood-plastic composites; methods of testing resistance to fungi; methods of assessment; ground-penetrating radar (GPR); non-destructive techniques (NDT); corrosion of reinforcement; slip resistance; granite floor; slip resistance value; ramp test; acceptance angle; sliding friction coefficient; comparability of test methods; wall temperature; fibre bragg grating sensors; freeze-thaw cycles; signal analysis; short-time Fourier transform; fast Fourier transform; brine; sodium chloride; X-ray; partition walls; brick walls; bending strength; cracking; post-tension; cable; girder; destructive test; non-destructive test; structural health monitoring; safety; monitoring fibre Bragg grating; mining areas; strain/stress distribution; geopolymer concrete; fly-ash; bottom-ash; neural network; sustainability; industrial waste management; flexural strength; cladding; AE acoustic emission; micro-events; sound spectrum; traditional and quasi-brittle cement composites; residual-state creep; saturation front; landslides; erosional stability; laboratory testing; grout mixtures; groundwater; test apparatus; testing; building materials; elements
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Publication date and placeBasel, Switzerland, 2021
Technology: general issues