Remaining service life of concrete structures taking into account existing damage-application to reinforcement corrosion initiated by carbonation or chloride penetration

21 January 2010 → 30 November 2012
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
transport mechanisms concrete durability service life deterioration mechanisms reinforcement corrosion
Project description

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