Past and Future of Concrete Quality Control

by Venkataswamy Ramakrishnan, (M.ASCE), Prof. of Civ. Engrg.; South Dakota School of Mines and Tech., Rapid City, S.D.,

Serial Information: Journal of the Construction Division, 1976, Vol. 102, Issue 2, Pg. 263-276

Document Type: Journal Paper


This paper examines the current practice, the recent developments, and the future prospects of various methods and techniques used for the quality evaluation of representative concrete and in-place concrete. Special attention is given to trends that will dominate the field in the future. Recent advances in accelerated test methods, ultrasonic testing, radioactivity methods, probe tests, pull-out tests, and rapid analysis of fresh concrete have been reviewed. The maturity concept, and its future role in the evaluation of concrete quality are mentioned. There is a great potential in the concrete industry for accelerated test methods and various nondestructive and partially destructive methods of testing in-place concrete.

Subject Headings: Ultrasonic methods | Concrete | Quality control | Nondestructive tests | Radioactive materials | Probe instruments | Pullout behavior | Industries

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