Accession Number : ADA303305

Title :   REMR Management Systems - Navigation and Reservoir Structures, Condition Rating Procedures for Concrete in Gravity Dams, Retaining Walls, and Spillways.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL

Personal Author(s) : Bullock, Rupert E. ; Foltz, Stuart D.

PDF Url : ADA303305

Report Date : SEP 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 79

Abstract : The purpose of this report is to describe a proposed system for determining a condition index (Cl) that numerically rates the condition of the concrete in a gravity dam monolith, retaining wall, or spillway on a scale of 1 to 100 by evaluating each concrete distress objectively. The rating system described herein allows the CI to be determined by the use of a visual investigation with limited equipment. The rating is related primarily to structural integrity and secondarily to serviceability. The CI procedure was developed by assigning deduct values to defects which include the following distress categories: alignment, cracking (checking, D-cracking, pattern, horizontal, vertical and transverse, vertical and horizontal, diagonal, random, and longitudinal floor), deposits, leakage, steel deterioration (corrosion stains, reinforcing, prestressing, and armor), and volume loss (abrasion, honeycomb, pop-outs, scaling, spalling, and disintegration). The deduct values are, in part, subtracted from 100 to establish the CI. Primary deduct values were determined with the intent of obtaining a CI of 40 when deterioration of a concrete monolith caused the safety of that monolith to become questionable. Nominal deduct values were assigned for defects in serviceability. The CI should be determined on at least one of each type of monolith and the more distressed monoliths. At least 20 percent of the monoliths should be rated. (MM)

Descriptors :   *CONCRETE, *RESERVOIRS, *SPILLWAYS, *DAMS, MAINTENANCE, CORROSION, STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS, CRACKING(FRACTURING), CRACKS, LEAKAGE(FLUID), STEEL, DEFECTS(MATERIALS), AGGREGATES(MATERIALS), REPAIR, NAVIGATION, WALLS, SITE INVESTIGATIONS, DETERIORATION, REINFORCED CONCRETE, SPALLATION, CAVITATION, ABRASION, STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY.

Subject Categories : Civil Engineering
      Construction Equipment, Materials & Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE