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Effect of various interface bond tests and their failure behavior on substrate and overlay concrete -A Review

Kavendra Pulkit, Babita Saini, HD Chalak

Department of Civil Engineering, National Institute of Technology, (Civil engineering department), Kurukshetra, (Haryana) India



Bond Strength;

Interface Layer;

Overlay Concrete;

Repair Concrete;

Substrate Concrete

Concrete is a widely used building material in the construction sector. Still, the lifespan of concrete is limited because many factors can influence the performance of concrete structures, which can be classified based on physical, chemical, and mechanical changes that occur during their service life. In addition, the structure's lifespan is being reduced due to adverse environmental conditions and loads. These require maintenance, restoration, or reconstruction. Therefore, considerable concrete remediation is necessary, and the best option is to repair it. However, the cost associated with restoring the deteriorating concrete structures is higher. The repaired concrete strength mainly depends on the interface layer, situated between the substrate (old) and overlay (new) concrete. The interface layer strength primarily depends on interface adhesion, friction, aggregate interlock, bonding agent, compaction, cleanliness, moisture content, concrete age, roughness, and time-dependent variables. Multiple tests are available to analyse the bonding behavior between substrate-overlay concrete. However, no particular method is available to access the bond strength. This paper describes various methods and techniques used by researchers to evaluate bond strength. The reviewed summary has shown that concrete repair is the best solution, and higher-strength concrete uses show better shear results; also, conventional concrete is more economical than higher-strength concrete. Among all the available tests the bi-surface shear test and slant shear test are the more suitable method to determine the bond strength.

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20/04/2024 Collaboration for HSTD-2024Editorial Board of our journal and Organizing Committee of the III. International Conference on High-Speed Transport Development (HSTD) have agreed to collaborate. Extended versions of the selected papers from the conference will be published in our journal. For more see Events.

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2023 Reviewer Awards:

Please, visit Reviewer Awards section for the winners of the 2022 RESM reviewer awards.

2023 Best Paper Award:

The paper authored by Ferzan Fidan, Naim Aslan, Mümin Mehmet Koç entitled as “Morpho-structural and compressive mechanical properties of graphene oxide reinforced hydroxyapatite scaffolds for bone tissue applications” is awarded.

2023 Most Cited Paper Award:

The paper authored by Ercan Işık, Ehsan Harirchian, Hüseyin Bilgin, Kirti Jadhav entitled as “The effect of material strength and discontinuity in RC structures according to different site-specific design spectra" is awarded.


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