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Concrete Defects — Inspection and Diagnosis

  • Lee How Son
  • George C. S. Yuen
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Part of the Macmillan Building and Surveying Series book series (BASS)

Abstract

Concrete, by nature, is a non-uniform, non-isotropic structural material consisting of aggregate particles, air voids and moisture distributed heterogeneously in a hardened matrix. Variations in its production and subsequent attack by the environment mean that concrete is not totally immune to defects although it is generally a durable and maintenance-free material.

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© Lee How Son and George C. S. Yuen 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Lee How Son
    • 1
  • George C. S. Yuen
    • 1
  1. 1.Building DepartmentNgee Ann PolytechnicSingapore

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