SERVICE LIFE ASSESSMENT OF CONCRETE STRUCTURES BASED ON SITE TESTING
Author(s): Torrent, R. J. and Luco, L. F.
Paper category: Conference
Book title: XIII International Conference on Durability of Building Materials and Components - XIII DBMC
Editor(s): Marco Quattrone, Vanderley M. John
Print ISBN: none
Publication year: 2015
Total Pages: 9
Abstract: The paper proposes a method, called Exp-Ref, to assess the service life of structures exposed to carbonation-induced corrosion, based on two principles: a) measuring on site, nondestructively, two fundamental durability properties: air-permeability and depth of the cover concrete; b) taking as reference the conditions (given in EN Standards for defined Exposure Classes) leading to an expected service life of 50 years. It is claimed that this approach constitutes a starting point for developing more realistic and robust service life prediction models.
Online publication: 2015
Publication Type: full_text
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