Integrated materials-structural models

Title: Integrated materials-structural models
Author(s): H. Stang, M. Geiker
Paper category : conference
Book title: International RILEM Symposium on Concrete Modelling - ConMod '08
Editor(s): E. Schlangen and G. De Schutter
Print-ISBN: 978-2-35158-060-8
e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-076-9
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2008
Pages: 819 - 819
Total Pages: 1
Language: English

Abstract: Reliable service life models for load carrying structures are significant elements in the evaluation of the performance and sustainability of existing and new structures. Furthermore, reliable service life models are prerequisites for the evaluation of the sustainability of maintenance strategies, repair works and strengthening methods for structures. A very significant part of the infrastructure consists of reinforced concrete structures. Even though reinforced concrete structures typically are very competitive, certain concrete structures suffer from various types of degradation.
A framework of structural modelling and materials concepts will both operational in both identifying important research issues and in answering the ‘real’ needs of society.
Integrated materials-structural models will allow synergy to develop between materials and structural research. On one side the structural modelling should define a framework in which materials research results eventually should fit in and on the other side the materials research should define needs and capabilities in structural modelling.
Integrated materials-structural models of a general nature are almost non-existent in the field of cement based materials and structures. The paper will discuss requirements to such models.

Online publication: 2009-06-15
Publication type : full_text
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