Optional reference method to determine frost resistance of concrete

Monitoring and testing of buildings and structures

The main purpose of this research is to create the new reference method to determine the freeze-thaw resistance of concrete that is characterized by small labor inputs, high efficiency and a wide scope application. The offered method is based on the measurement of long strength by a nondestructive method. During this research, the theoretical analysis of concrete specimen dependence on freeze-thaw resistance and energy, which is emitted by a specimen during destruction, has been carried out. Freezethaw resistance of a specimen is calculated as the mathematical relation of these energies, and the freeze-thaw resistance of concrete is calculated as an arithmetic mean across specimens. Correctness of the offered method is proved by experiments. The offered method doesn't demand long tests. It is highly efficient and has a wide scope, but special further laboratory test duration is needed.