Service-life performance of reinforced concrete structures in corrosive environments

D. V. Val, L. Chernin

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    Reinforced concrete (RC) structures in marine environments are susceptible to deterioration caused by corrosion of reinforcing steel. Various measures can be employed to protect RC structures against corrosion and prevent deterioration. The measures increase the initial cost of a RC structure but reduce costs associated with its future service life. Thus, a cost-effective solution can only be determined on a life-cycle cost basis. Obviously, results of a life-cycle cost analysis depend on the predictive models used to describe corrosion initiation, propagation, and corresponding deterioration. The paper examines the influence of various predictive models on results of life-cycle cost analysis. Serviceability failure due to excessive corrosion-induced cracking is considered.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationLife-Cycle Civil Engineering
    EditorsF Biondini, DM Frangopol
    Place of PublicationBoca Raton
    PublisherCRC Press-Taylor & Francis Group
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)978-0-415-46857-2
    Publication statusPublished - 2008
    Event1st International Symposium on Life-Cycle Civil Engineering - Varenna, Lake Como, Italy
    Duration: 10 Jun 200814 Jun 2008


    Conference1st International Symposium on Life-Cycle Civil Engineering
    Abbreviated titleIALCCE '08
    CityVarenna, Lake Como
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