Durability Assessment of Concrete by using Electrical Resistivity & Rapid Chloride Permeability Technique
Abdullah Ahmed Laskar1, Partha Ghosh2
1Abdullah Ahmed Laskar*, PhD-Scholar, Construction Engineering Department, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, WB, India.
2Dr Partha Ghosh* , Associate Professor, Construction Engineering Department, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, WB, India.
Manuscript received on September 23, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on October 15, 2019. | Manuscript published on October 30, 2019. | PP: 5175-5179 | Volume-9 Issue-1, October 2019 | Retrieval Number: A1848109119/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijeat.A1848.109119
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Abstract: The durability of concrete is generally evaluated by many NDT technique, among the different NDT technique RCPT is one of the popular NDT method used by many researchers & practicing Engineers for evaluation of concrete durability. However the RCPT technique has some limitation on field test of concrete, considering the limitation of the RCPT technique a new technique has been intr oduced called Electrical resistivity technique is used for evaluation of concrete durability in both field & lab test. Durability of concrete is mainly depends on the properties of concrete microstructure i.e. pore size distribution, shape & connectivity of the microstructural pores in concrete. In general smaller pore size, with lesser connectivity results lower permeability & shows more durability, while concrete with porous microstructure having larger pore size distribution along with larger degree of interconnections results in higher permeability and shows poor durability. In this paper an experimental studies were conducted for evaluation of concrete durability on different types of concrete samples by using electrical resistivity & RCPT technique. From the experimental results it has been observed that concrete with lower level of Chloride permeability shows higher Electrical resistivity. Thus Electrical resistivity of concrete is directly influencing the durability of concrete.
Keywords: CEM-I, CEM-II/A-M, CEM-II/B-M, CEM-III, PPC, Fly Ash, GGBS, Pore size. Microstructure, ERT, RCPT.