Structural Health Assessment
Several types and different configurations of anchor bolts were tested for pullout and shear. First of all, M24 and M27 bolts used to support 3 advertisement boards with dimension of 12 m long and 5.65 m height each were tested under both pullout and shear. The pullout and shear loads were measured and plotted against […]
The existing condition and the remaining life lasting of the water storage structure were evaluated using water permeability test and concrete carbonation test
RE conducted the Air Void Detection Test to locate the air void inside RC beams at a factory.
Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) is widely applied to various types of infrastructures including high-rise buildings, bridges and tunnels. It is used to detect damage in the structure, determine damage locations, identify types of damage and assess the severity of damage.
The Steel Tensile Test is used to determine yield strength, ultimate strength, and fracture strength of existing steel members. In the testing process, samples are taken from the steel members in structures such as factory roof trusses or parking roof trusses. The results of the Steel Tensile Test will be used in further analyses and evaluations of the structures.
One very common problem is that the drawing or evidence of the floor pile layout or location is missing. As a result, a thorough floor capacity analysis cannot be done. Load carrying capacity also cannot be verified. When dealing with one of these cases, RE team conducted the Non-Destructive Pile Detection on the concrete floor of a factory in the Bangpa-In Industrial Estate.
The concrete of a newly constructed 2-story house was reportedly weak. Thus, RE was requested to test the concrete strength of the whole building frame (beams, columns and slabs).
RE investigated the structural health condition of a waste water treatment plant in Samut Prakarn, Thailand.
In one case undertaken by RE, it was found that machine vibrations during the operations caused strong vibrations to the floor underneath. Thus, accelerometers were used to capture real-time floor and machine vibrations for all axes.
The RE team investigated the condition of spun piles. It was found that the piles displayed cracking along the length of the piles. The team, then, installed equipment to detect the rate of crack-opening in the piles and collected data on ambient vibration of the problematic pile foundations.