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
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the first international symposium on life-cycle civil engineering, Varenna, Lake Como, Italy, June 10-14, 2008
EditorsFabio Biondini, Dan M Frangopol
Place of PublicationBoca Raton
PublisherCRC Press-Taylor & Francis Group
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9780415468572
Publication statusPublished - May 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
Internet address


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