Pullout test correlations and in-place strength assessment - the European Concrete Frame Building Project

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    Abstract

    A full-scale, seven-story, reinforced concrete building frame was constructed in-place at the Building Research Establishment's Cardington Laboratory, which encompassed a range of different concrete mixtures and advanced construction techniques. This provided an opportunity to assess in-place nondestructive test methods, namely the pullout test, and more specifically the Danish version, which has been known as the Lok test, on a systematic basis during the construction of the building. It was used in conjunction with both standard and temperature-matched cube specimens to assess its practicality and accuracy under site conditions. Strength correlations were determined using linear and power function regression analysis. Strength predictions from these were found to be in very good agreement with the compressive strengths of temperature-matched cube specimens. When a general correlation is used, however, estimates for compressive strength are likely to have 95% confidence limits of around '20% of the mean value of four results.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)422-428
    Number of pages7
    JournalACI Materials Journal
    Volume102 (6)
    Issue number6
    Publication statusPublished - Nov 2005

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Building and Construction
    • Materials Science(all)

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