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Durability design of concrete structures, Part 2: Modelling and structural assessment

Author(s): Folić Radomir | Zenunović Damir

Journal: Facta Universitatis - series : Architecture and Civil Engineering
ISSN 0354-4605

Volume: 8;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 45;
Date: 2010;
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Keywords: concrete structures | durability | modelling | corrosion | influential parameters | construction assessment | construction classification | performance | real condition | deterioration

This paper is a sequel to [19] where the theoretical foundations were given for the analysis of durability of concrete structures. An overview of some approaches to modeling the durability of RC structures is given in the paper. Experiences resulting from experimental and numerical research of some influential parameters leading to corrosion of the reinforcement, cracks and delaminating of the surrounding concrete, which leads to the decrease of service life of the RC structure's elements, are described in details. Methodologies of structure evaluation presented in this paper are based on assessment of critical influential parameters and represent a methodology of reasonable maintenance of an engineering construction, i.e. reasonable service life of the structure. The methods are based on analysis of conditions and performance (Condition Rating Method and Performance Rating Method). The results of ratings of concrete structures in the industrial zone of the city of Tuzla are presented in the final part of the paper.
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