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Service life prediction of concrete marine structures



Title: Service life prediction of concrete marine structures
Author(s): Wei-Liang Jin, Chen Xu
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: 339 - 350
Total Pages: 12
Nb references: 28
Language: English


Abstract: Multi-Environmental Time Similarity Theory proposed by Zhejiang University is used for service life prediction of concrete structures in construction or been just built. Traditional methods of life prediction, such as empirical formula models or numerical simulation methods, which take no consideration of the effect of physical environmental action, lead to incredible predicted results. Although effect of physical environmental action can be simulated through indoor accelerated artificial climate simulating experiment, relationship between physical environmental and indoor test can still not be established, because deteriorating data of structure in physical environmental are little. All shortness of above methods can be overcome by introducing METS theory. This theory with innovative introduction of the third referential object which located at the same or similar physical environment with the objective structure can establish life prediction model of objective structure through research on the third referential object and related accelerated indoor artificial climate simulating experiment. Study based on Multi-Environmental Time Similarity Theory has been done to establish a experimental method predicting service life of concrete structure in this paper.


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