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Durability requirements for concrete construction in the mediterranean coast



Title: Durability requirements for concrete construction in the mediterranean coast
Author(s): K. Kovler, V. Chernov, C. Zlotnicov
Paper category : conference
Book title: 2nd International Symposium on Service Life Design for Infrastructures
Editor(s): K. van Breugel, Guang Ye, Yong Yuan
Print-ISBN: 978-2-35158-096-7
e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-097-4
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2010
Pages: 17 - 25
Total Pages: 9
Nb references: 8
Language: English


Abstract: The talk reviews the existing European and Israeli norms regulating concrete durability.
The results of several case studies related to concrete failure in marine structures are reported and discussed. The question is raised why concrete successfully met the existing durability norms in all the reviewed cases, but failed. The analysis of the quality control tests of different kinds of concrete used in large number of structures erected in the Mediterranean Coast during the last 8 years, such as concrete made with cements of different types, concrete containing silica fume, self-compacting concrete and others, with a focus on the Rapid Chloride Permeability (RCP) tests performed by the ASTM C1202 standard, is presented. The importance of this accelerated durability test as an effective and sensitive method of concrete quality control is emphasized. Finally, the suggestions for the maximum allowable charge passed, are formulated to be included in the durability requirements, in order to avoid typical cases of concrete failure described in the study.


Online publication: 2011-04-20
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00