Course Name: Maintenance and Repair of Concrete Structures

Course abstract

This course will help students learn how to identify various deterioration mechanisms or damage mechanisms in concrete structures (say, deterioration of metallic reinforcement and cementitious materials). The course will discuss both the scientific aspects and its use while practicing repair works at site. Use of various non-destructive, partially-destructive tools to assess the condition of the structure will be discussed. Also, tips on selecting measurable parameters that are useful in deciding the further repair and maintenance practices will be provided. Following this, practices for typical near-surface repair, corrosion protection, structural strengthening, structural stabilization, etc. will be discussed in detail. At the end of the course students will be able to suggest evaluation and repair/retrofitting methods for extending the service life of concrete structures. Importance for preventive maintenance practices (instead of corrective maintenance practices) will be discussed throughout the coursework.

Course Instructor

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Prof. Radhakrishna G. Pillai

Dr. Radhakrishna G. Pillai is an Associate professor at the Department of Civil Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India, where he is working since 2010. He earned his M.S. and Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Texas A and M University (TAMU), College Station, Texas, USA. He has co-authored more than 70 publications in the areas of structural and materials performance, concrete technology, and corrosion mechanisms and service life estimation in concrete structures. In addition, he is a lead investigator for various research projects funded by public and private agencies involving corrosion, condition assessment and restoration of concrete structures.
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Prabha Mohandoss

Senior Project Officer

Naveen Krishnan


 Course Duration : Jan-Apr 2020

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 Enrollment : 18-Nov-2019 to 03-Feb-2020

 Exam registration : 16-Dec-2019 to 20-Mar-2020

 Exam Date : 25-Apr-2020




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