The safety, maintenance and repair of bridges and buildings depend on effective inspection and monitoring techniques. These methods need to be able to identify problems often hidden within structures before they become serious. This important collection reviews key techniques and their applications to bridges, buildings and other civil structures. The first group of chapters reviews ways of testing corrosion in concrete components. Given their continuing importance and vulnerability to decay, the next series of chapters describes ways of testing wood components within civil structures. A final group of chapters looks at visual and acoustic techniques and their use to assess bridges in particular. Inspection and monitoring techniques for bridges and civil structures is an invaluable reference for civil engineers involved in safety inspection, maintenance and repair of bridges and civil structures. Reviews key inspection and monitoring techniques and their applications to bridges, building and other civil structures Edited by a leading authority in the fieldThe 160 m (530 feet) diameter Tacoma Dome built in 1982a83 in the state of Washington is both the largest wood dome ... Timber building components may deteriorate due to environmental factors, neglect, lack of maintenance, improper anbsp;...
|Title||:||Inspection and Monitoring Techniques for Bridges and Civil Structures|
|Publisher||:||Elsevier - 2005-09-20|