Use of scanning electron microscopy in concrete studies

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)146-153
Journal / PublicationStructural Survey
Volume16
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 1998

Abstract

This paper offers a brief review of the present use of scanning electron microscopy (SEM) in concrete studies, from the perspective of how research in materials science is translated into applications in construction engineering. It describes the scope of present use of the method, and attempts a prospective for the near future in areas where more work could make productive use of the technology. Selected case studies have also been discussed. The electron microscope has been used as a research tool in understanding the root cause of the differing performance of various types of concrete under various conditions, a development tool in making better concrete, and a diagnosis tool on problems like cracking of concrete. The paper also explains how sample preparation affects the type and quality of information which the SEM can produce. © 1998, MCB UP Limited

Research Area(s)

  • Concrete, Research, Scanning

Citation Format(s)

Use of scanning electron microscopy in concrete studies. / Balendran, R. V.; Pang, H. W.; Wen, H. X.

In: Structural Survey, Vol. 16, No. 3, 01.09.1998, p. 146-153.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)62_Review of books or of software (or similar publications/items)Not applicablepeer-review