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

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
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 15th November 2017
Page Count: 776
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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

About the Editors

Fernando Pacheco-Torgal Editor

Fernando Pacheco-Torgal is a Senior Researcher in the C-TAC Research Centre at the University of Minho, Portugal. He has authored almost 300 publications, including 96 in ISI Web of Science-WoS and 92 on Scopus. Having received 798 citations in WoS (h-index=15) and 1125 citations on Scopus (h-index=18). He has a SCI Platinum h=30 the highest in the field of civil engineering in Portugal. He has also been the Lead Editor of 14 international books, with more than 500 contributors from 52 countries in the five continents.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Minho, Portugal

Robert Melchers Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Newcastle, Australia

Nele de Belie Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

Ghent University, Belgium

Xianming Shi Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

Washington State University, USA

Kim Van Tittelboom Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

Universiteit Gent, Belgium

Andres Saez Perez Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Seville, Spain