International Journal of Applied Science and Technology

ISSN 2221-0997 (Print), 2221-1004 (Online) 10.30845/ijast

Influence of Geographic Location in Concrete Structures
Jesús Herminio Alcañiz Martínez, Miguel Louis Cereceda, Ana Lasheras Estrella

It is very important to consider the geographical location of a building at the time of making their structural test. To do this, in this study we used the known technique of structural test based on the correlation of results between Ultrasonic Velocity (V) and Pressure Resistance (R), obtained from the samples extracted in reinforced concrete structural elements. To analyze the influence of the geographical location of the structure, this paper has classified the buildings studied in terms of their distance from the coast and following the Spanish Code on Structural Concrete, is using a reference distance of 500 meters that allows ordering the cases studied according to the aforementioned distance. As a conclusion, it is safe to say that the structures closest to the coast are more influenced by the environment, which greatly influences the quality of concrete structures.

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