Long term performance of materials and structures under variable and unpredictable conditions has always been of great interest to civil and material engineers. A prime objective of the materials testing community is to increase safety while controlling costs by improving design and by optimizing maintenance and repair programs. Degradation processes in materials are often catalyzed by, or accomplished, chemical reactions. Therefore, direct monitoring of such chemical processes, in advance of the emergence of the corresponding physical damage, is an effective means of enhancing infrastructure serviceability.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|State||Published - Jul 2005|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Materials Science (miscellaneous)