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Service life prediction and management of reinforced concrete bridge decks in cold regions

Author(s): M. S. Cheung (Invited speaker) , K. L. So
Paper category: Proceedings
Book title: Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Concrete under Severe Conditions – Environment and Loading
Editor(s): Z.J. Li, W. Sun, C.W. Miao, K.Sakai, O.E. Gjřrv, N.Banthia
ISBN: 978-2-35158-124-7
e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-134-6
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2013
Pages: 529-546
Total Pages: 18
Language : English

Abstract: Chloride-induced reinforcement corrosion is one of the major causes to the deterioration of concrete structures, particularly in bridge deck. This paper has described a performance-based life cycle cost management (LCCM) model for reinforced concrete structures relative to corrosion deterioration. This model is characterized by three features: (1) a chloride-induced probabilistic corrosion deterioration mechanism is used to predict the service life of concrete structures; (2) the performance of a concrete structure is measured by serviceability limit states and structural capacity limit states; and (3) a dual management methodology is adopted, in which management actions are optimized to maximize the life cycle performance of a concrete structure under limited budget constraints and minimum required serviceability constraints. Case studies of bridge decks are provided to demonstrate the application of this performance-based LCCM model.

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

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