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Eco-efficient Repair and Rehabilitation of Concrete Infrastructures - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780081021811, 9780081021828

Eco-efficient Repair and Rehabilitation of Concrete Infrastructures

1st Edition

Editors: Fernando Pacheco-Torgal Robert Melchers Nele de Belie Xianming Shi Kim Van Tittelboom Andres Saez Perez
Paperback ISBN: 9780081021811
eBook ISBN: 9780081021828
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 13th November 2017
Page Count: 632
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Table of Contents

1. Introduction

Part I - Deterioration assessment
2. Service life estimation of concrete infrastructures
3. Impact of climate change on the service life of concrete structures
4. Monitoring of reinforced concrete corrosion
5. Monitoring with optical fiber sensors
6. Structural health monitoring through acoustic emission
7. Durability performance of concrete structures rehabilitated by external bonding
8. Durability problems of concrete structures rehabilitated with FRP
9. Field assessment of concrete structures rehabilitated with FRP
10. Field assessment of a concrete bridge
11. Assessment of the deterioration of concrete structures using a finite element model

Part II - Innovative concrete repair and rehabilitation materials
12. Geopolymer mortars based on different aluminosilicates
13. Geopolymer mortars based on a low reactive clay
14. Assessment of corrosion protection methods for reinforced concrete
15. Sulfoaluminate cement based concrete
16. Engineered cementitious composites based concrete
17. Bacteria based concrete
18. Self-healing concrete with encapsulated polyurethane
19. Concrete with super absorbent polymer
20. Concrete with self-sensing properties
21.Bio based admixture with substances derived from bacteria for the durability of concrete
22. Natural fibers for structural rehabilitation

Part III – Design, LCC, LCA and case studies
23. Eco-efficient Design of concrete repair and rehabilitation
24. Cost-effective design to address climate change impacts
25. Life cycle cost and performance analysis for repair of concrete tunnels
26. Life cycle analysis of strengthening concrete beams with FRP
27. Life cycle analysis of repair of concrete pavements


Eco-efficient Repair and Rehabilitation of Concrete Infrastructures provides an updated state-of-the-art review on eco-efficient repair and rehabilitation of concrete infrastructure. The first section focuses on deterioration assessment methods, and includes chapters on stress wave assessment, ground-penetrating radar, monitoring of corrosion, SHM using acoustic emission and optical fiber sensors. Other sections discuss the development and application of several new innovative repair and rehabilitation materials, including geopolymer concrete, sulfoaluminate cement-based concrete, engineered cementitious composites (ECC) based concrete, bacteria-based concrete, concrete with encapsulated polyurethane, and concrete with super absorbent polymer (SAPs), amongst other topics.

Final sections focus on crucial design aspects, such as quality control, including lifecycle and cost analysis with several related case studies on repair and rehabilitation. The book will be an essential reference resource for materials scientists, civil and structural engineers, architects, structural designers and contractors working in the construction industry.

Key Features

  • Delivers the latest research findings with contributions from leading international experts
  • Provides fully updated information on the European standard on materials for concrete repair (EN 1504)
  • Includes an entire sections on the state-of-the-art in NDT, innovative repair and rehabilitation materials, as well as LCC and LCA information


Materials scientists, civil and structural engineers, architects, structural designers, and contractors working in the construction industry


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"It is a must-have for all engineers and researchers dealing with design and maintenance of concrete structure like roads, bridges, tunnels, dams and coastal defence works." --Professor Erik Schlangen, TU Delft, The Netherlands

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About the Editors

Fernando Pacheco-Torgal

Fernando Pacheco-Torgal

F.Pacheco Torgal is a Principal Investigator at C-TAC Research Centre, University of Minho. He holds the Counsellor title of the Portuguese Engineers Association. Authored almost 350 publications some that were cited by Highly Cited authors (SCI h-index>60) and in high impact factor journals like Nature Reviews Mat. (IF=52), Nature Energy (IF=47), Progress in Mater. Science (I.F=24), Physics Reports (IF=20) and Nature Climate Change (I.F=19). Citations received in ISI WoS journals-2819 (h-index=29), citations received in Scopus journals- 3580 (h-index=31). Citations prediction for the year 2029 (around 5.500 citations on WoS, 7.500 on Scopus (already has 7000 MR, h=45) and 16.000 citations on scholar google). Member of the editorial board of 9 international journals, 4 referenced on the Web of Science and three referenced on Scopus. Grant assessor for several scientific institutions in 14 countries, UK, US, Netherlands, China, France, Australia, Croatia, Kazakhstan, Belgium, Spain, Czech Republic, Saudi Arabia, UA.Emirates, Poland and also the EU Commission. Invited reviewer for 133 international journals for which he reviewed so far almost 900 papers. Lead Editor of 19 international books (9 being on the Master Book List of Web of Science).

Affiliations and Expertise

Principal Investigator, C-TAC Research Centre, University of Minho, Portugal

Robert Melchers

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Newcastle, Australia

Nele de Belie

Affiliations and Expertise

Ghent University, Belgium

Xianming Shi

Affiliations and Expertise

Washington State University, USA

Kim Van Tittelboom

Affiliations and Expertise

Universiteit Gent, Belgium

Andres Saez Perez

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Seville, Spain