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Statistical Analysis of Distress Management in Existing Buildings

Sahil Tomar, Ahan Singh Patel, Dhruv Asthana, Kushagra Banga, Akash Soam
Research Paper | Journal Paper
Volume 1 , Issue 1 , PP 1-4


Weak workmanship, structural defects, lack of care, atmospheric impact, and natural calamities are all causes of building distress. As a result, periodic repair and restoration of a concrete structure is needed to prolong its life and maintain structural integrity during its design life. Since the number and severity of distress are proportional to the building's age. The distressed structure should be brought to required strength by retro-fitting and re-habilitation so it may be put to service without imperiling its utility and safety.

Key-Words / Index Term

Concrete, Cracks, Statistical Analysis, Distress


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