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Volume :33 Issue : 1 2006      Add To Cart                                                                    Download

Assessment of compatibility between destructive and non-destructive tests of concrete strength

Auther : PARVIZ A. KOUSHKI, ABDULLATEEF M. AL-KHALEEFI, AND

Department of Civil Engineering, Kuwait University, P.O. Box 5969 Safat, Kuwait 13060, Fax: (965) 481-7524, 

E-mail: parviz@kuc01.kuniv.edu.kw

 

ABSTRACT

 

The findings of a research study aimed at the examination of compatibility between the conventional destructive and the non-destructive tests of concrete strength, including  descriptive statistics for a sample of 206 non-destructive and 46 destructive strength tests of columns, beams, and slabs, are presented.  A review of the related literature indicates that a similar study has not yet been performed in the Persian Gulf region.

 

A correlation analysis also highlights the degree of linear association between the two test results for each structural component.  Calibrated linear and non-linear regression models, including regressing destructive test strength data as a function of non-destructive test results, are also presented.  Both models demonstrated a high predictive ability, and based on their inherent simplicity, linear models are recommended.  A comparative analysis of destructive and non-destructive test results for columns, beams, and slabs points to the existence of a close compatibility and agreement between the two concrete strength test results.

 

Keywords:  Concrete correlation analysis, destructive, strength compatibility; non-destructive testing.

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