Multi-scale metrology of concrete surface morphology: Fundamentals and specificity
DOI: 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2016.03.099
Title: Multi-scale metrology of concrete surface morphology: Fundamentals and specificity
Journal Title: Construction and Building Materials
Volume: 113
Publication Date: 15 June 2016
Start Page: 613
End Page: 621
Published online: online 24 March 2016
ISSN: 0950-0618
Author: ?ukasz Sadowskia, Thomas G. Mathiab

  • a Faculty of Civil Engineering, Wroclaw University of Technology, Wybrze?e Wyspiańskiego 27, 50-370 Wroclaw, Poland

  • b Laboratoire de Tribologie et Dynamique des Systèmes, École Centrale de Lyon, 69134 Écully, France
  • Abstract: the interest in esthetical and functional aspects of concrete surfaces has considerably increased. To reach a desired functionality and level of durability of constructed and existing concrete structures, proper and improved descriptors of physical-chemical and morphological states are needed. The proper generation, treatment and characteristics of concrete surface are an important stages in building and renovation of architectural structures. Moreover, due to the complexity of heterogeneous concrete materials, the multi-scale and multi-physics approaches are discussed. The needs of specific algorithms and methods useful for the measurement and characterization of a heterogeneous concrete surface, and therefore its complexity, is demonstrated.
    Accepted: 19 March 2016
    Received: 15 December 2015
    Revised: 3 March 2016
    Keywords: Metrology; Texture; Roughness; Adhesion; Concrete surface; Cement; Aggregate; Civil engineering; Morphology; 3D roughness parameters

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