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AIJ's recommendations for design for durability of reinforced concrete buildings

Author(s): T. Noguchi
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. Gjørv, N.Banthia
ISBN: 978-2-35158-124-7
e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-134-6
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2013
Pages: 1005-1019
Total Pages: 15
Language : English

Abstract: The Architectural Institute of Japan (AIJ) published “Recommendations for Durability Design and Construction Practice of Reinforced Concrete”. It was proposed as a model guideline, for the first time specifically dealing with performance-based design in materials and construction field in Japan. A theoretical system was formulated by analyzing and organizing the durability performance of reinforced concrete buildings, based on which a framework of durability design was proposed. The design consists of two routes: “performance-based design” and “standard-specification-based design”. The Recommendations are also significant in that they unified the methods of determining the limit states of structures and members in terms of performance such as shear strength, serviceability, restorability, etc. and defined them in relation to the limit states of such materials as reinforcement, concrete and finishing materials. And these limit states are defined at two levels according to the maintenance scheme: maintenance free and regular maintenance. It also provides the standard methodologies to performance verification of the reinforced concrete under such deteriorating environment as carbonation, salt damage, frost damage and so on. And the probabilistic method is proposed for carbonation and salt damage in “performance-based design”.

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

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