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