Project

Numerical simulation and modeling of the influence of cracks on mass diffusion in concrete

Duration
01 January 2013 → 31 December 2016
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Engineering and technology
    • Ceramic and glass materials
    • Composites and hybrid materials
    • Materials science and engineering
    • Semiconductor materials
    • Other materials engineering
Keywords
concrete transport mechanisms service life reinforcement corrosion deterioration mechanisms durability
 
Project description

The proposed research project aims to model mass transport, taking into account the damaged concrete cover (with cracks e.g. caused by thermal effects and shrinkage movements), in order to obtain a more reliable evaluation of the remaining service life of existing concrete structure.