Table of Contents Author Guidelines Submit a Manuscript
Advances in Materials Science and Engineering
Volume 2014, Article ID 984341, 8 pages
Research Article

A New Pull-Out Technique for In-Place Estimation of Concrete Compressive Strength

1BOVIAR SRL, via Rho 56, 20020 Lainate, Italy
2Department of Civil, Chemical and Environmental Engineering, University of Genoa, Via Montallegro 1, 16145 Genova, Italy

Received 27 May 2013; Revised 6 December 2013; Accepted 19 December 2013; Published 6 February 2014

Academic Editor: Jiangbo Sha

Copyright © 2014 F. Latte Bovio et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Linked References

  1. V. M. Malhotra and N. J. Carino, Handbook on NonDestructive Testing of Concrete, CRC Press, Boca Raton, Fla, USA, 2nd edition, 2004.
  2. H. Krenchel and J. A. Bickley, “Pullout testing of concrete: historical background and scientific level today,” Nordic Concrete Research, no. 6, pp. 155–168, 1987. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  3. B. G. Skramtajew, “Determining concrete strength for control of concrete in structures,” Journal of the American Concrete Institute, vol. 34, pp. 285–303, 1938. View at Google Scholar
  4. B. Tremper, “The measurement of concrete strength by embedded pull-out bars,” Proceedings-American Society for Testing and Materials, vol. 44, p. 880, 1944. View at Google Scholar
  5. P. Kierkegaard-Hansen, “Lok-strength,” Nord Betong, vol. 3, p. 19, 1975. View at Google Scholar
  6. O. Richards, “Pullout strength of concrete,” Reproducibility and Accuracy of Mechanical Tests, ASTM SP 626, 1977.
  7. M. Yener and W. F. Chen, “On in-place strength of concrete and pullout tests,” Cement, Concrete and Aggregates, vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 96–99, 1984. View at Google Scholar
  8. A. J. Chabowski and D. Bryden-Smith, “A simple pull-out test to assess the strength of in-situ concrete,” Precast Concr, vol. 8, no. 5, pp. 243–258, 1977. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  9. A. J. Chabowski and D. W. Bryden-Smith, “Assessing the strength of concrete of in-situ Portland cement concrete by internal fracture tests,” Magazine of Concrete Research, vol. 32, no. 112, pp. 164–172, 1980. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  10. G. Mailhot, A. Bisaillon, G. G. Carette, and V. M. Malhotra, “In-place concrete strength: new pull out methods,” Journal of the American Concrete Institute, vol. 76, no. 12, pp. 1267–1282, 1979. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  11. P. L. Domone and P. F. Castro, “An expanding sleeve test for in-situ concrete and mortar strength evaluation,” in Proceedings of the Structural Faults and Repairs, vol. 87, Engineering Technics Press, Edinburgh, UK, 1987.
  12. C. G. Peterson, “LOK-test and CAPO-test development and their applications,” ICE Proceedings, vol. 76, no. 2, pp. 539–549, 1984. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  13. “Standard test method for Pullout Strength of Hardened Concrete,” ASTM C900-06.
  14. “Testing concrete. Part 207: recommendations for the assessment for concrete strength by near-to-surface tests,” BS-1881-207, 1992.
  15. “Hardened concrete: determination of the pull out force by means of post-installed forced split-sleeve inserts,” UNI EN, 10157, 1992 (Italian).
  16. “Tests on concrete in structures. Part 3: determination of the pull out force,” UNI EN, 12554_03, 2005 (Italian).