A surface engineering approach applicable to concrete repair engineering

Andrzej Garbacz , L. Courard , B. Bissonnette


The objective of the paper is to analyze the effect of substrate roughness and superficial microcraking upon adhesion of repair systems using concrete surface engineering approach. The results presented in this paper have been obtained within the framework of research projects performed to develop a better understanding of the factors affecting the adhesion of repair materials through a surface engineering approach. Based on the results of investigations, the authors showed that the durability and quality of concrete repairs depend to a large degree on the characteristics of the substrate. Mechanical preparation and profiling of the concrete surface to be repaired has to be balanced with potential co-lateral effects such as superficial cracking, too often induced as a result of inappropriate concrete removal method selection, and the loss of benefits due to better mechanical anchorage. The results obtained confirm also that Concrete Surface Engineering, as a scientific concept, will definitely contribute to shed more light on how to optimize repair bond, taking into account interactions between the materials at different observation scales.
Author Andrzej Garbacz (FCE / ICE)
Andrzej Garbacz,,
- The Institute of Civil Engineering
, L. Courard - [Universite de Liege]
L. Courard,,
, B. Bissonnette - [Université Laval]
B. Bissonnette,,
Journal seriesBulletin of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Technical Sciences, ISSN 0239-7528
Issue year2013
Publication size in sheets0.55
Keywords in Polishbeton, naprawa
Keywords in Englishadhesion, durability of concrete structure, microcracking, repair, surface engineering, surface roughness
ASJC Classification1702 Artificial Intelligence; 1705 Computer Networks and Communications; 2200 General Engineering; 1710 Information Systems; 3107 Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
Languageen angielski
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Score (nominal)25
Score sourcejournalList
ScoreMinisterial score = 25.0, 18-08-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 25.0, 18-08-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators WoS Citations = 26; Scopus Citations = 31; GS Citations = 46.0; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2013 = 1.411; WoS Impact Factor: 2013 = 1.0 (2) - 2013=1.107 (5)
Citation count*47 (2020-08-30)
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