Principles of the performance-based approach for concrete durability

Author(s): H. Beushausen
Paper category: Workshop
Book title: RILEM International workshop on performance-based specification and control of concrete durability
Editor(s): D. Bjegović, H. Beushausen, M. Serdar
ISBN: 978-2-35158-135-3
e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-136-0
Pages: 341 - 349
Total Pages: 9
Language: English

Performance-based design for concrete durability follows the underlying philosophy that the performance of concrete structures in aggressive environments cannot be predicted based on concrete mix parameters alone. Important aspects relating to both constituent materials, such for example binder type combinations, and construction aspects, such as concrete placement, compaction and curing, need to be taken into account as they strongly relate to the risk of reinforcement corrosion. The combined influence of these parameters can be assessed with suitable test methods for concrete penetrability, usually related to permeability, sorption, or electrical resistance. Used as input parameters in deterioration models, the results of such penetrability test can be used to determine the potential service life of the structure. This in turn allows specification of quantifiable material characteristics in design of compliance control of concrete structures.

Online publication: 2013
Publication Type: full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00

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