King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
Department of Civil Engineering
Durability, Evaluation and Repair
of Concrete Structures - CE 402
Second Semester 2002-03 (022)
Instructor : Dr. Ahmad S. Al-Gahtani
Office : 16-132
Phone : 2220
Part 1: Durability of Concrete
2 Chemistry of Cement
2 Classification and Properties of Portland Cements
1 Concrete Materials and the Environment in the Arabian Gulf
1 Durability Problems in the Arabian Gulf
1 Surface Wear
1 Chemical Attack
2 Sulfate Attack and Prevention
1 Carbonation-Induced Rebar Corrosion
Chloride-Induced Rebar Corrosion
1 Prevention of Rebar Corrosion
1 Durability in SO4- - - Cl- Environments (i.e. Sea, Sabkha)
2 Alkali-Silica Reactions (ASR) and Its Prevention
1 Hot-Weather Concreting
1 Effect of High Temperature (Fire)
1 Cracks and Microcracks in Concrete
Part II: Evaluation of Concrete Structures
2 Assessment and Testing of Concrete: A Review (Non-destructive, Semi-Destructive, Destructive)
1 Factors Affecting Compressive Strength
1 Visual Examination
1 Pullout Test (Lok)
1 Pullout Test (Capo)
1 Break-off Test
1 Pulse Velocity (Ultrasonic) Test
1 Chemical Analyses (Carbonation, Total & Water-Soluble Chloride, Cement Content, ....etc.)
1 Electrochemical Techniques
3 Laboratory Demonstrations
Part III: Repair of Concrete Structures
1 Introduction to Repair Materials and Techniques
1 Structural and Nonstructural Repairs (Applications)
1 Fibre-Reinforced Concrete
1 Ferrocement Concrete
1 Polymers (A Review on Repair Materials)
2 Epoxy, Sealants, Sealers
1 Repair Systems
1 Cathodic Protection
2 Field Demonstrations
Textbook: Neville, A.M., Properties of Concrete, 4th edition, Pitman Publishing Ltd., London, 1999.
References: In addition to the textbook provided, the topics to be covered in this course will include materials from a variety of references. Some of the main references will include:
1) Mindness, S. and Young, J.F., Concrete, Prentice-Hall, Inc., New York, 1981.
2) Woods, H., Durability of Concrete Construction, ACI Monograph No. 4, ACI/Iowa State University Press, Detroit, 1968.
3) Bungey, J.H. and Millard, S.G., Testing of Concrete in Structures, 3rd edition, 1996, Blackie Academic & Professional, Glasgow, UK.
4) Perkins, P.H., Repair, Protection and Waterproofing of Concrete Structures, Elsevier Applied Science Publishers, Ltd., Essex, England, 1986.
5) Mays, G.C. (Editor), Durability of Concrete Structures: Investigation, Repair, Protection, E & FN Spon, London, 1992.
Reports on Field Trips and/or Seminars = 10%
Term Project = 10%
First Mid-Term Examination (on Part I) = 25%
Second Mid-Term Examination (on Part II) = 25%
Final Examination (Semi-Comprehensive) = 30%
Some scientific/reconnaissance visits will tentatively be carried out to the following:
1. Research Institute at KFUPM (XRD, SEM, and DTA).
2. Laboratory demonstrations on assessment techniques and procedures.
3. A fusion-bonded epoxy-coated rebar factory.
4. A construction site where foundations are being protected against deterioration.
5. A construction site where assessment of a structure is being conducted.
6. A construction demonstrations on assessment techniques and procedures.
Each student has to make the necessary arrangement for one field trip.