Crest of the Royal National Institution of Naval Architects - Click to return to the homepage


MarintechChina Until June 2022

Hybrid Expo

SMM May_June 2022


International Registries May 2022

Air Products May 2022

IJME 622

Paper Title: Conditional Assessment System for Reinforced Concrete Marine Structures – A Case Study



R K Vanama, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India, B Ramakrishnan, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India, K Balasubramanian, Hitech Concrete Solutions Chennai Pvt. Ltd., and S Patil, Deendayal Port Trust, India


Current study mainly focusses on the development of a conditional assessment system for reinforced concrete structures present in marine environment demonstrating with a case study of cargo berths (CB) at Deendayal Port Trust, Kandla, Gujarat, India. The maximum tidal range at the study area is nearly 8m, making the field non-destructive tests (NDT) challenging. The proposed assessment system is based on the damage level classification (DLC) of structure, evaluated by a set of widely used NDTs. The study further investigates the usage of DLC system in comparison with the Condition Rating (CR) method developed by Verma et al. NDTs were conducted at 182 locations between CB 7-10 and observed that the condition of the marine structure, indicated by CR system and DLC system is similar irrespective of their different test approaches. The proposed DLC assessment system is reliable, quick, efficient and requires relatively lesser efforts compared to the CR system.


Transactions RINA, Vol 162, Part A4, International Journal Maritime Engineering, Oct - Dec 2020 

DOI Number

DOI No: 10.3940/rina.ijme.2020.a4.620

Search and Order IJME papers

All International Journal of Maritime Engineering (IJME) papers are listed in the RINA Publications Database. You can search the database by author name and paper title. Publications may be ordered and paid for online. Other publications are also listed, some of which may be downloaded free of charge. Follow the link to Search Publications & Order.

RINA membership

Cyber Security On Demand Button


Teinbridge Propeller

Euronaval Apr - Oct 2022

Uni Stratchclyde June 2021

Metstrade May 2022