Whole life assessment of coastal RC structures

L. Shao, J.J. Zheng, K.F. Mao, C.Q. Li, Z.F. Wang

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    Abstract

    A reliability-based method is presented in this paper for the whole life assessment of corrosion-affected reinforced concrete (RC) structures. Based on the experimental data produced from a comprehensive testing program, models are developed for corrosion-affected structural performance in various life cycles, i.e., corrosion initiation, corrosion-induced concrete cracking, excessive deflection of structural members and reduction of structural strength. A time-dependent reliability method is then employed to determine the probability of attaining each life cycle and each time period. The methodology presented in this paper can equip structural engineers and asset managers with confidence in decision-making with regard to the maintenance and repairs of RC structures.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationStructural Health Monitoring and Intelligent Infrastructure - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructure, SHMII 2005
    Pages1401-1405
    Number of pages5
    Volume2
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2006
    Event2nd International Conference on Structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructure - Shenzhen, China
    Duration: 16 Nov 200518 Nov 2005
    http://www.dpcetj.org/conference/ISHMII-2%272005%20Shenzhen%20China-Conference-First%20Announcement.pdf

    Conference

    Conference2nd International Conference on Structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructure
    CountryChina
    CityShenzhen
    Period16/11/0518/11/05
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